Leg orthosis - Thigh orthosis Munich

When referring to a leg, full leg, or thigh orthosis, we typically mean a so-called KAFO (knee-ankle-foot orthosis). This is an orthosis that encompasses the foot, ankle joint, and knee joint.

The development and production of custom 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 services

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

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Effects of a leg orthosis - Thigh orthosis

Depending on the indication, a different effect of the leg orthosis is the goal of the supply. For example, in cases of partial or complete paralysis of the leg muscles, we aim to achieve a supportive or stabilizing effect. This means that own impulses are stimulated by the orthosis supply, and the affected leg is thus activated as best as possible. As a result, a physiological gait pattern can be achieved, which would not be possible without a leg orthosis.

Furthermore, corrective thigh orthoses are often used especially in pediatric and adolescent medicine. For example, disease-related misalignments of the leg can be corrected by a leg orthosis. Additionally, an appropriate leg orthosis prevents subsequent complaints, such as back or shoulder pain. The reason for such complaints is often a protective posture or an uneven gait, which is corrected by a leg orthosis.

The design and the choice of knee and ankle joint systems used are crucial for the implementation of the supply goal.

Leg orthosis joint systems

For thigh orthoses, also called knee-ankle-foot orthosis (short KAFO), choosing the right knee and ankle joint is extremely important. In addition to all mechanical, stance-phase-controlled knee joint systems, our thigh orthoses also use sensor-controlled, electronic knee joints. For example, the NEURO TRONIC joint system from Fior & Gentz can electronically detect the walking cycle and thus automatically lock or unlock the joint depending on the gait phase.

Since safety and quality are important topics in the field of orthotics, we only work with renowned 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 heavily demanded in everyday use, regular maintenance and care are indispensable. Our orthopedic technicians therefore inform you in detail about these topics and provide cleaning tips for your individual leg orthosis.

Should you also experience minor problems, such as pressure marks when wearing or unusual noises, please contact us immediately. Since customer proximity and quality are very close to our hearts, an appointment can usually be made on the same day.


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Fair prices

For a standard model, you can expect a statutory co-payment between 5€ and a maximum of 10€ per supply.

For a premium supply, depending on the model, additional costs may apply.

Collaboration with top brand manufacturers

To ensure optimal supply, ergonomic care relies on the quality of renowned manufacturers. The products of these manufacturers support the therapy medically effectively with an optimal appearance. The use of high-quality materials and the application of the most modern manufacturing techniques ensure consistently high quality. We work exclusively with brand manufacturers like Fior and gentz, ORTHO-SYSTEMS, Heinrich Caroli GmbH, GOTTINGER, and Otto bock.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We are convinced of our quality, therefore, if you have any questions or problems with your leg orthosis, you can always come to us in the store.

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Free consultation and measurement at our store at Sendlinger Tor

Come to the store at any time without an appointment. Just bring your prescription.
We will thoroughly inform you about your condition. In addition, you will receive free information material from us.

Afterward, we will inform you about the further course of the supply. Furthermore, we handle the billing with your health insurance. You don’t have to worry about anything.

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

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Individual measurement and specific adaptation to your complaint pattern

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


Pick-up and final adjustments

As soon as your orthosis is completed, you will be conveniently notified by SMS.
Upon pickup, we check the optimal fit and train you in handling your leg orthosis.

How to Reach Us

Directly at Sendlinger Tor
Lindwurm Str. 5
Monday to Thursday 9:00 – 19:00
Friday 9:00 - 18:00 
Come by anytime without an appointment at the store!

Public Transport Connections

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a leg orthosis?

    An orthosis, formerly simply called a splint, supports, stabilizes, or corrects a functionally impaired body part, such as in cases of paralysis or muscle weakness. A leg orthosis specifically ensures a stable standing and, if possible, a healthy gait pattern for the patient.

  • Can one swim with a leg orthosis?

    Swimming with a leg orthosis is quite possible and often even recommended by doctors or therapists. However, a so-called bathing orthosis must be worn for this, where every component is water and corrosion resistant. If you plan to go swimming with your orthosis, feel free to ask our orthopedic technicians about it.

  • Is a custom leg orthosis covered by health insurance?

    Yes, if you have a medical prescription for a custom leg orthosis. In that case, we only need your prescription and then we take care of the insurance reimbursement, you don’t have to do anything further.

  • What does KAFO mean?

    The abbreviation KAFO stands for knee-ankle-foot orthosis (German: Knie-Knöchel-Fuß-Orthese). This is a leg orthosis that encompasses the foot, ankle joint, and knee joint. Typically, the thigh is also encased in a shell.

  • What material is a leg orthosis made of?

    Our individually manufactured leg orthoses are primarily made of carbon fiber. We process this in the cast resin or prepreg procedure. In addition, materials such as aramid fiber, glass fiber, and various plastics are also used. Our orthopedic technicians will explain what your individual leg orthosis will look like at your consultation appointment.

  • Leg orthosis made of plastic or carbon?

    Carbon is characterized by its high strength at relatively low weight, thus allowing us to produce very light leg orthoses. The disadvantage, however, is that the carbon cannot be reshaped afterward. Here, plastic comes into play. The great advantage of plastic is that it can be thermoformed. However, it is not as stable as carbon. As you can see, it is not easy to determine beforehand which material is most suitable for you. That is why we thoroughly discuss each supply with you together.