Whether you’ve been prescribed a new HKAFO or are ready to upgrade to a more comfortable custom leg brace, Evolve Prosthetics & Orthotics has options for you in Las Vegas. There are so many parts to a full lower limb orthotic. It can be a struggle to get everything to fit and feel just right. Our experienced orthotics specialists and full fabrication lab are here to help.
What Are HKAFOs Used For?
Hip, knee, ankle, foot orthotics, or HKAFOs are used to support the full lower leg from hip to foot as you walk. They bring relief to sufferers of a variety of different physical and neurological conditions. From children to the elderly, HKAFOs are used to live a more active, independent life.
- Pediatric Hip Conditions
- Cerebral Palsy
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
How Do These Leg Braces Help?
In addition to the lower limb modification and control a KAFO provides, these braces help control the hips, keeping them from dislocating. They provide support to the hips and lower spine for paralyzed individuals.
HKAFOs also improve your overall body alignment, improve your posture while walking, and help to strengthen the bones and muscles in your lower limbs.
HKAFO Vs. RGO — What’s The Difference?
When shopping for an HKAFO, you are likely to run into the term reciprocal gait orthosis, or RGO. An RGO gives you control over the forward and backward movements of your legs while walking. You basically have two KAFOs or AFOs attached to drop lock knee joints, which connect to the reciprocating mechanism at the pelvis.
- Spina Bifida
- Unilateral Hip Dislocations
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Cerebral Palsy
- One Leg Longer Than The Other
- Lower Limb Paralysis
Custom HKAFO Fabrication In Las Vegas
Imagine, no more chaffing, loose belts, or stiff joints. Have you ever wished you could just fix one thing about your orthotic device to make it work the way you really need it to? Having an HKAFO custom-made by our Las Vegas orthotics fabrication experts means you get the proper fit. A mobility device that fits and feels the way it should, is going to serve you better because you won’t dread having to use it. We can also make cosmetic changes that add fun to your orthotic.
We can customize an off-the-shelf brace to work the way it should for you and your lifestyle or create something fully custom.
Schedule Your Orthotics Appointment Today
Explore your HKAFO options in Las Vegas at Evolve Prosthetics & Orthotics. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about customization options.