Leg orthosis – thigh orthosis in 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 specialised in this area and are therefore convinced of the quality of our fittings.

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

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Mode of action of a leg orthosis – thigh orthosis

Depending on the indication, the goal of the fitting can be a different effect of the leg orthosis. In the case of partial or even complete paralysis of the leg muscles, for example, we want to achieve a supporting or stabilising effect. This means that the orthosis stimulates the patient’s own impulses and thus activates the affected leg in the best possible way. This makes it possible to achieve a physiological gait pattern, which would not be possible without a leg orthosis.

Furthermore, corrective thigh orthoses are often used, especially in paediatrics and adolescent medicine. A leg orthosis can be used to correct malpositions of the leg caused by disease. 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 can be remedied 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 goal.

Leg orthosis & joint systems

When it comes to thigh orthoses, also called 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 lot of wear and tear during everyday use, regular maintenance and care are indispensable. Our orthopaedic 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 the orthosis or unusual noises, please contact us immediately. Since customer proximity and quality are very important to us, an appointment can usually be made on the same day.

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I was helped by a very nice employee who was very polite and friendly and I was very satisfied. I would always like to come back to the shop and would recommend it to anyone.

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Three steps to your perfectly fitting leg orthosis – thigh orthosis

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Free consultation and measurement in our store at Sendlinger Tor in Munich

You do not need an appointment to visit our store. Just bring your prescription with you.
We will explain your affection in detail and we will also provide you with free information material.

Plus, we will inform you about the further steps of the treatment. We will also 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.

At ergonomic care we will try to help you as much as we can to get your perfectly fitting leg orthosis!

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We have an in-house workshop for manufacturing your own custom-made leg orthosis.

Individual adaptation of the leg orthosis to your symptoms

We work together with you to find the right model for your individual indication. In most cases, we can fit 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 in-house in our workshop at Sendlinger Tor in Munich.

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Pick-up and final adjustments

As soon as your orthosis is ready, we will conveniently notify you by text message.
Upon collection, we will check the optimal fit and train you how to use your leg orthosis properly.

Final adjustments of your leg or thigh orthosis.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

An orthosis, formerly also simply called a splint, supports, stabilises 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 orthopaedic 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 have 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. Normally, the thigh is also enclosed in a shell.

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

Carbon is characterised by its high strength and relatively low weight. This allows us to produce very light leg orthoses. The disadvantage, however, is that carbon can no longer be deformed afterwards. This is where plastic comes into play. Since the big 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.