Carbon Fiber Leg Braces

Carbon Fiber Leg Braces
Carbon fiber leg braces are an option available at Evolve Prosthetics & Orthotics in Las Vegas, Nevada. We offer a wide variety of “off-the-shelf” carbon fiber braces and also customize and modify leg braces to suit your comfort & needs.

Types Of Carbon Fiber Leg Braces: AFO & KAFO

An Ankle Foot Orthotic (AFO) is any device that encloses the ankle and foot but does not extend above the knee. Carbon fiber AFO braces are used to prevent your foot from dropping when you walk. This can happen because of several genetic or medical conditions. A Knee Ankle Foot Orthotic (KAFO) is an orthotic device that extends above the knee and includes the ankle and foot. It is used to control the knee joint, ankle, and foot.

Who Uses Carbon Fiber Leg Braces?

Many conditions benefit from the use of carbon fiber AFOs. They can be used to treat injuries, and genetic diseases, and can be part of recovery after an illness.
  • Neuropathy
  • Peripheral / Peroneal Neuropathy
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Polio
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Drop Foot

The Carbon Fiber Advantage

Why do we suggest carbon fiber for orthotic leg braces? One of the main reasons is that they are half the weight of traditional materials. For many patients, this makes a tremendous difference in their ability to go about daily tasks. Studies have also found that carbon fiber helps to store energy from movement, creating a spring-like action, making forward movement that much easier. This is especially helpful for those with “drop foot”. The calf muscle even gains muscle mass from improved function in some patients. There are many advantages to carbon fiber AFO and KAFO leg braces.
  • Lightweight
  • Better Flexibility
  • Increased Strength
  • More Durability
  • Energy Storage

Custom Leg Brace Options

Carbon fiber is being used for many orthotic brace types but is more often used for ankle-foot orthosis (AFOs) and knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFOs). For off-the-shelf solutions, we typically create a custom foot orthotic insert that is molded to your foot and slips on top of the carbon fiber AFO to make them more comfortable. We can also customize the straps, trim the footbed, and add padding where needed to customize the brace to how your body works.

Carbon Fiber Leg Braces & Brands

Manufacturers make most carbon fiber orthotic braces, and then we custom fabricate additional pieces to create the right fit and function for our patients. The leg braces are held in place in different ways, depending on the brace type and the condition being treated. We will recommend the best solution for each patient.  We offer free adjustments and fittings at our clinic until your brace fits just right. We also provide brands that are industry leaders when it comes to carbon fiber leg braces.

Get Carbon Fiber Leg Braces In Las Vegas

Make an appointment with Evolve Prosthetics & Orthotics in Las Vegas, NV today to get fitted for custom carbon fiber leg braces. We can help you find the solution that works best for you and make sure it fits comfortably. Consultations and second opinions are free. We would love to hear from you.
Carbon Fiber Leg Brace FAQs

Carbon fiber leg braces offer a lightweight and durable alternative to traditional materials. They provide excellent strength while being more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The use of carbon fiber allows for a more customized fit and better biomechanical support.

The fitting process involves a comprehensive assessment of the patient's condition, gait analysis, and measurements of the affected limb. Using advanced technology and expertise, the orthotist designs and crafts a custom carbon fiber leg brace tailored to the individual's specific needs and anatomy.

Yes, carbon fiber leg braces can be designed for individuals of all ages, from pediatric patients to adults. The orthotist considers age, activity level, and specific health conditions when creating a customized solution.

Yes, carbon fiber leg braces are designed to be versatile and can be worn with a variety of footwear. The orthotist will consider the patient's preferences and lifestyle when designing the brace to ensure compatibility with different types of shoes.

Coverage varies depending on the insurance plan and the specific medical necessity of the brace. Our team will work with you to determine coverage and assist in obtaining any required documentation for insurance claims.

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