Traditional KAFO's only lock in full extension, which provides lower limb stability, but also causes patients to ambulate with gait deviations that may lead to other problems over time. Since traditional KAFO's do not allow for knee flexion while the patient is amulating, they also require more energy to use. Stance control orthoses (SCO's) on the other hand, allow the patient's kene to flex during the swing phase of gait and block flexion in stance phase for stability. An SCO's ability to provide knee flexion during swing phase allows patients to walk with less effort and a more symmetrical gait pattern.
Stance Control Products
The FullStride™, model 9006, is a mechanical stance control orthotic knee join that utilizes a low-profile cabling system to automatically unlock at the end of stance phase. Read More
The SafetyStride™, model 9005, functions the same as the FullStride, except it has the ability to resist knee flexion at any angle. Read More
The PreStride™ is an evaluation tool that may be used in combination with a physical examination to assess candidacy for Stride stance control orthotic management. Read More