Orthotic Services

       Orthotics are used for many different reasons. For example, an orthotic device is used to prevent or correct a deformity of a limb, protect from or stabilize an injury, compensate for weak muscles and more. 

 

      At CEPO we use both “off the shelf”/“already made” orthotics and Custom made orthotics depending on the need in the individual case. Orthotics are sometimes also referred to as Braces. Orthotics can be made from many different materials depending on purpose. Examples of materials are Thermoplastics, Carbon fiber and resins. Below is a list of the most common types of Orthotics used at CEPO.

AFO stands for Ankle Foot Orthosis.

 

This means that the orthosis is used to treat a condition involving the foot and ankle. Conditions which require an AFO are for example:

  • Stroke 

  • Cerbral Palsy (CP)

  • Post Polio Syndrome

  • Club foot

  • Nerv injuries

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Neurological Syndroms

Toe Off™ Carbon Fiber AFO

Custom made Pre Preg Carbon fiber KAFO

KAFO, or Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis, will, as the name suggests, involve both the knee joint and ankle joint.

 

Our KAFO’s are typically made from Pre Preg carbon fiber which makes the KAFO both stronger and lighter than standard thermoplastic KAFO’s. They can be fitted with different kind of knee joints to either allow movement of the knee or to keep it in a straight locked position. The ankle joint can also be either fixt or articulated. 

Conditions which require a KAFO are for example:

 

  • Post Polio Syndrome

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Congenital Disorders

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)

  • Neurological Syndroms   

S.W.A.S.H® stands for Standing Walking And Sitting Hip brace.

It is usually used for children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) to aid in sitting and walking. It prevents scissoring of the legs when standing and walking. It also reduces the risk of hip luxations which are common in CP. When sitting, the brace adds trunk stability so that the child might not need to use the hands to sit stable. The child can then use the hands more freely for other activities. 

Standing Walking And Sitting Hip brace S.W.A.S.H®

OA Knee Brace

OA stands for Osteo-Arthritis which is a condition where the cartilage of a joint is worn. OA can cause both pain and deformity of a joint. An OA Knee brace is typically used on a patient that is not considered as a candidate for surgery with a joint replacement, either due to the Orthopedic Surgeons advice or the patients own wish to not have surgery. An OA brace can reduce pain when walking. 

Unload One® For treatment of Knee arthritis

Rebound® Post op Knee brace

Post Op Knee Brace

This kind of brace is used after knee surgery when the knee needs to be immobilized. The brace is both light and comfortable to wear. The joint can be set to allow limited motion or fixed. 

Sports Braces

Sports braces are either to protect the knee joint from injury or to prevent further injury. Knee sport braces comes in various models depending on use.

CTi ® Sports brace

Fracture Brace

Some fractures can best be treated with a brace rather than surgery or cast. The braces are typically cylindrical to contain both the bone and surrounding muscles and skin (soft tissues). By compressing the soft tissues the fracture will be held in place. Fracture braces can be used for many different types of fractures.

Humeral Fracture Brace 

Orthotic process
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