What is Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)?

Category: Equipment

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A KAFO is a long-leg orthosis that spans the knee, the ankle, and the foot in an effort to stabilize the joints and assist the muscles of the leg.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 3 2
Foot drop 2 0
Fatigue 1 0
Pain in leg(s) 1 1
Paralysis of left leg 1 0
Spinal cord injury 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

Side effect Patients
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

Dosage Patients
4 hr weekly 1
1 other daily 1
8 hr daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

Duration

Currently using Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped using Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO).