Leg & Hip
Lower Limb & Extemity Orthotics
Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)
A foot orthosis would be prescribed to you if you have had recent injuries, or fractures or partial amputation. It also helps with post operative management and to prevent, correct or accommodate foot deformities.
The AFO is used to treat various neuromuscular (nerve and muscle) diseases and disorders and to also provide functionality after an injury or a surgery. AFOs aim is to eliminate the problems related to foot-to-ground placement that affect foot clearance and heel contact. It is also prescribed to restore stability to the foot during the swing and stance phases of walking, and to compensate for thigh muscle weakness so that the knee does not buckle due to weakness.
Knee orthoses is the best option for you if you are facing knee instability, joint contracture and/or tightness, moderate to severe ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), MCL (medial collateral ligament), and LCL (lateral collateral ligament) instabilities, unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis, ligament instability, post operative knee stability and various other knee related disorders and deformities.
Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO)
KAFO are used for diseases and disorders like Muscular imbalance and/or weakness, knee instability, genu recurvatuum, genu valgum/ varum, spinal cord injury, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Guillain Bane Syndrome, trauma, total knee replacement among others.
5 Important Facts about limb loss
There are nearly 2 million people living with limb loss in the United States.
2. Among those living with limb loss, the main causes are vascular disease (54%) – including diabetes and peripheral arterial disease – trauma (45%) and cancer (less than 2%) (1).
3. Approximately 185,000 amputations occur in the United States each year (2).
4. In 2009, hospital costs associated with amputation totaled more than $8.3 billion (3)
5. African‐Americans are up to four times more likely to have an amputation than white Americans (4)Nearly half of the individuals who have an amputation due to vascular disease will die within 5 years. This is higher than the five year mortality rates for breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer (5)