UTX KAFO

UTX® KAFO

The UTX®, was designed and developed by Dr. Nils van Leerdam, of Ambroise Holland bv. It is a lightweight, less than two pounds, knee-ankle-foot orthosis that stabilizes the knee during the stance phase of gait but enables knee flexion during swing phase. At the end of swing phase, as the knee reaches full extension, a ratchet engages to stabilize the knee. A cable runs inside the distal side member from the ankle joint to the knee joint. At the end of stance phase, as the ankle dorsiflexes, this cable linkage causes the knee joint to unlock and destabilize the knee.

The UTX® is also available as a non-stance control KAFO model, "Stable", that locks and unlocks by control of the user. Other models of the UTX® are also available including an "FS" (frontal stability) model to control genu valgum.

The UTX® is a custom fabricated orthoses and must be ordered through our Central Fabrication Department.

UTX® Products

UTX®-Swing

UTX-Swing

The UTX® is a line of custom stance control KAFOs that stabilize the knee during the stance phase of gait, but enables knee flexion during swing phase. Read More

UTX®-FS

UTX-FS

The UTX®-FS offers additional support of the knee in the coronal plane for valgus or varus instabilities. The UTX®-FS ensures optimal stability while walkings. Read More

UTX®-Post

UTX-Post

The UTX®-Post provides additional control of the knee in the sagittal plane for patients with genu recurvatum. Read More

UTX®-DZ

UTX-DZ

The UTX®-DZ is a UTX®-SWING combined with a medial ankle joint and stirrup for additional stability around the ankle. Read More

UTX Resources
Product Brochure
Product Brochure
Digital Order Technology (DOT) User Instructions
Digital Order Technology (DOT) User Instructions
Selection Protocol & Ordering Form
Selection Protocol & Ordering Form
UTX Evaluation Measurement Form
UTX Evaluation Measurement Form