Traditional KAFO's only lock in full extension, which provides lower limb stability, but
also causes patients to ambulate with gait deviations that may lead to other problems over
Since traditional KAFO's do not allow for knee flexion while the patient is amulating, they
also require more energy to use.
Stance control orthoses (SCO's) on the other hand, allow the patient's kene to flex during
the swing phase of gait and block flexion in stance phase for stability.
An SCO's ability to provide knee flexion during swing phase allows patients to walk with
less effort and a more symmetrical gait pattern.
Stance Control Products
The FullStride™, model 9006, is a mechanical stance control orthotic knee join
that utilizes a low-profile cabling system
to automatically unlock at the end of stance phase.
The SafetyStride™, model 9005, functions the same as the FullStride, except it
has the ability to resist knee flexion at any angle.
The PreStride™ is an evaluation tool that may be used in combination with a
physical examination to assess candidacy for
Stride stance control orthotic management.