Leg Orthosis - Thigh Orthosis Munich

In the case of a leg, whole leg or thigh orthosis, we usually speak of a so-called KAFO (knee-ankle-foot-orthosis). This is an orthosis that includes the foot, ankle joint and knee joint.

The development and manufacture of individual leg orthoses is one of our core competencies at ergonomic care. Through years of experience, we have specialized in this area and are therefore convinced of the quality of our fittings.

The planning, production and fitting of the transfemoral orthoses takes place in our in-house workshop at Sendlinger Tor in Munich. Here we use state-of-the-art processing techniques and materials to achieve a minimum weight of the leg orthosis with maximum functionality and stability.


Mode of action of a leg orthosis - thigh orthosis

Depending on the indication, a different effect of the leg orthosis is the goal of the fitting. In the case of partial or even complete paralysis of the leg muscles, for example, we want to achieve a supporting or stabilizing effect. This means that own impulses are stimulated by the orthosis fitting, and the affected leg is thus activated in the best possible way. As a result, a physiological gait pattern can be achieved, which would not be possible without a leg orthosis.

Furthermore, corrective thigh orthoses are frequently used, especially in pediatric and adolescent medicine. Malpositions of the leg caused by disease can be corrected by a leg orthosis. In addition, a suitable leg orthosis prevents secondary complaints such as back or shoulder pain. The reason for such complaints is often a relieving posture or an uneven gait pattern, which is corrected by a leg orthosis.

The design and the choice of the knee and ankle joint systems used are decisive for the implementation of the fitting objective.

Leg orthosis joint systems

When it comes to thigh orthoses, also known as knee-ankle-foot-orthosis (KAFO for short), the choice of the right knee and ankle joint is extremely important. In addition to all mechanical, stance-phase controlled knee joint systems, sensor-controlled, electronic knee joints are also used in our thigh orthoses. For example, the NEURO TRONIC joint system from Fior & Gentz can electronically detect the gait cycle and thus automatically lock or open the joint depending on the gait phase.

Since safety and quality are important issues in the field of orthotics, we work exclusively with well-known manufacturers such as Fior&Gentz, Ottobock, Ortho-Systems or Gottinger when selecting components for our leg orthoses.

The leg orthosis in everyday life

Since a leg orthosis is subjected to a great deal of wear and tear during everyday use, regular maintenance and care are essential. Our orthopedic technicians will therefore inform you in detail about these topics and provide cleaning tips for your individual leg orthosis.

In addition, if small problems occur, such as pressure points when wearing or unusual noises, they are happy to contact us immediately. Since customer proximity and quality are very important to us, an appointment can usually be made on the same day.

At ergonomic care you will find medical compression stockings in many different colors, shapes and compression classes.

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Free consultation and measurement in our branch at Sendlinger Tor

Come to the branch at any time without an appointment. Just bring your prescription with you.
We will explain your condition to you in detail. We will also provide you with free information material.

We will then inform you about the further course of care. Furthermore, we will take care of the billing with your health insurance company. You do not have to worry about anything.

If necessary, we can also advise you on how to obtain the appropriate prescription from your doctor.

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Individual adaptation of the leg orthosis to your symptoms

We work with you to select the right model for your individual indication. In most cases, we can supply you directly on site. If the right orthosis for you is not in stock, we can order it for you within a few days.
In the case of more complex complaints, you will usually receive a prescription for a custom-made orthosis from your doctor.
After a detailed anamnesis, we plan your orthosis and then manufacture it on site in our workshop at Sendlinger Tor.


Collection and final adjustments

As soon as your orthosis is ready, you will be conveniently notified by us via SMS.
Upon pick-up, we will check the optimal fit and train you with the handling of your leg orthosis.

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Frequently asked questions

An orthosis, formerly also simply called a splint, supports, stabilizes or corrects a functionally restricted body part, for example in the case of paralysis or muscle weakness. A leg orthosis in particular ensures a stable stance and, if possible, a healthy gait pattern for the patient.

Swimming with a leg orthosis is quite possible and often even recommended by the doctor or therapist. However, a so-called swimming orthosis must be worn for this purpose, in which each component is water- and corrosion-resistant. If you plan to go swimming with your orthosis, please contact our orthopedic technicians.

Yes, if you have a doctor's prescription for an individual leg orthosis. In this case, we only need your prescription and then take care of the cost coverage of the health insurance, you do not need to do anything else.

The abbreviation KAFO stands for knee-ankle-foot-orthosis. This is a leg orthosis that includes the foot, ankle joint, and knee joint. As a rule, the thigh is also enclosed in a shell.

Carbon fiber is the main material used for our individually manufactured leg orthoses. We process this in the casting resin or prepreg process. However, materials such as aramid fiber, glass fiber and various plastics are also used. Our orthopedic technicians will explain what your individual leg orthosis will ultimately look like during your consultation appointment.

Carbon is characterized by its high strength at relatively low weight. This allows us to produce very lightweight leg orthoses. The disadvantage, however, is that the carbon cannot be deformed afterwards. This is where plastic comes into play. The great advantage of plastic is that it is thermoplastically deformable. However, it is not as stable as carbon. As you can see, it is not easy to determine in advance which material is most suitable for you. That is why we discuss every restoration with you in detail.