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  • Writer's pictureHafeez Ali

THKAFO Brace for paraplegic Walking

Updated: Jul 2, 2022

via THKAFO Brace for paraplegic Walking

Trunk Hip Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis People with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) have neither voluntary movement(no sensation) feeling below their waist. legs will not support for standing or walking. We recommend leg braces with spinal jacket appropriate to help stand & walk. These leg braces are custom built for every patient Each leg brace is connected to the other by the Hip Joints. Since they do not have any sensation muscle movement in their legs the movement of the leg braces is controlled by tightening the stomach muscles and shifting the weight with their arms which are holding onto a walker. This device is used on patients requiring more stability of the hip and lower torso due to paralysis and weakness in addition to the lower extremity involvement. The brace provides pelvic stability in several planes from rotation to side-to-side & front-to-back motions. Primarily the hip section & hip joint of the brace stabilizes and aligns the lower leg underneath reducing unwanted motion while increasing steps & reducing energy expenditure.

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