hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis

hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis
(HKAFO) any orthotic device for the lower limb that encloses the knee, ankle, and foot and extends to the hip, often being attached by means of a strap in the pelvic region; used for patients with paralysis of the lower limbs for whom walking is unlikely.

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