Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis (KAFO) in New Mexico

PrimeCare orthotists specialize in creating knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) to provide stability for lower limb extremities. Our skilled and passionate healthcare professionals have helped many individuals in Las Cruces, Albuquerque, and El Paso move comfortably and, most importantly, live life to the full with a custom KAFO brace. We strive to conquer our patients' challenges through quality workmanship and care.

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What Is a Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis (KAFO)?

A KAFO leg brace is a type of orthosis or full-leg splint that covers the knee, ankle, and foot joints. It compensates for muscle weakness, paralysis, or skeletal problems that lead to lower limb instability.

KAFO braces make standing and walking easier by controlling instability, preventing excessive motion, improving alignment, and reducing joint pain.

At PrimeCare, we provide patients with customized KAFOs based on detailed examinations and assessments. As such, every KAFO brace is tailored for maximum comfort and functionality.

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Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis Types in New Mexico

At PrimeCare, we offer the following types of knee-ankle-foot orthosis:

Stance Control

Suitable for patients unable to stabilize their knees, these types of KAFOs lock at the knee while standing or weight-bearing yet unlock while walking, enabling a more natural gait.

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Instead of unlocking or locking, free-swinging KAFOs rely on the patient's weight to fall in front of the hinge, keeping the hinge (and, therefore, the leg) straight.

Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis

These computer-controlled lower limb KAFOs adapt their functions to provide variable resistance to simulate the leg muscles' function, namely the quadriceps.

Pediatric DAFO_KAFO

For younger patients, a pediatric KAFO brace provides four-point correction through the full range of knee motion, simplifying straightening adjustment and increasing knee stability.

Schedule a Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis Consultation

If you have questions or need a KAFOs solution for you or a loved one, schedule a consultation in El Paso, Albuquerque, or Las Curses.

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Common Conditions for CAFO

Common Conditions for Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis

We are experienced in providing solutions for the following KAFO indications:

  • Neurological conditions such as strokes, polio, brain, and spinal cord injury, motor neuron disease, and multiple sclerosis.

  • Physical conditions or deficiencies like general weakness, muscular dystrophy, knee hyperextension, foot drop, progressive deformity, and other skeletal misalignments.

  • Peripheral nerve injuries cause degrees of paralysis in the lower limbs due to dramatic injuries or failed surgeries.

KAFO Material Solutions

As a leading KAFO orthosis supplier, we offer three types of KAFO braces made from plastic, metal, and composite materials:

Thermoplastic Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis

A plastic KAFO is custom-made by molding heated plastic (thermoplastics) to a modified leg replica or a scanned 3D impression. These are lighter and more cosmetically appealing than metal ones.

Conventional KAFO

A conventional KAFO orthosis is custom-made from a cast or tracing of the leg. These devices are constructed with metal and leather and attach directly to a shoe with stirrups.

Carbon Graphite KAFO

This design is aesthetically pleasing and lighter than thermoplastic or conventional KAFO. By design, carbon graphite offers a better energy return to the patient during the gait cycle.

Our Custom KAFO Fabrication Process

We may recommend KAFO brace changes, exercise, and medication as part of our holistic approach.
Our Process
  • Stage 1: Evaluation

    Our orthotist will conduct an assessment and discuss your diagnosis.

  • Stage 2: Measurements

    We use advanced scanning systems to capture your leg dimensions accurately.

  • Stage 3: Fabrication

    Your measurements are sent to our fabrication facility to create your device.

  • Stage 4: Delivery

    We ensure your device fits and functions correctly and provide a routine for wearing it.

Why Choose PrimeCare for Custom KAFO Brace in New Mexico?

Personalized Support

Comprehensive KAFO Solutions

PrimeCare offers a diverse range of knee-ankle-foot orthotic options, including KAFO knee braces and bail lock KAFOs. We collaborate closely with healthcare professionals to ensure personalized care that addresses your unique needs.
Latest Technologies

Innovative Technology

Our use of cutting-edge technology allows us to create advanced orthotic solutions tailored to your condition, optimizing comfort and mobility.
Experienced Team

Experienced Team

Our highly skilled team brings decades of experience to navigate complex orthotic challenges, ensuring you receive the best care possible. We prioritize your comfort and mobility throughout your journey.

Patient Success Stories

William E. Apodaca Fisk
lower Limb Prosthetics
Patient had to undergo a below the knee amputation of right leg to save his life. The use of his current prosthesis, which was fabricated using Ossur Prosthetics direct socket system, makes the patient feel, “like this prosthesis is part of my body and I have more control of my prosthesis.” Patient was able to get back to living a very active lifestyle thanks to the proper goal setting, latest technology and fitting techniques available from Primecare.
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Ralph Merrill
lower limb prosthetics
Patient suffered a tragic motorcycle accident when a vehicle ran a red light and hit him, resulting in an above-the-knee amputation. Patient was fitted with a prosthesis using the latest technology available with a microprocessor. Patient states, “my mobility really increased" [with the new prosetheses and vacuum with suction suspension]
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Janet Rodriguez
walkable prosthetic
I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma on my right femur and knee cap at the age of 17. The tumor was not shrinking after 4 months of chemo and I made the decision to get it amputated.
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Case Study: Overcoming Osteomyelitis Through Customized Prosthetics
Lower Limb Prosthetics
Through our collaborative efforts, the patient achieved positive outcomes and regained a significant level of functionality. He surpassed traditional expectations by expediting his rehabilitation timeline, reducing his reliance on a walker sooner than anticipated.
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What Our Patients Are Saying

Insurance and Financing

At PrimeCare, we prioritize your financial ease. Before treatment, we provide estimates of service costs, so that financial information is transparent. Our team creates tailored payment plans to accommodate co-payments, percentages of cost, deductibles, and related expenses. With PrimeCare's financial assistance, individuals can confidently pursue knee-ankle-foot-orthotic solutions, knowing that their financial concerns are managed. Plus, we work with a variety of insurance providers, including HMOs, PPOs, and Medicare, to ensure that orthotic care is both accessible and budget-friendly.

Contact Local KAFO Orthotics Provider in New Mexico

PrimeCare is located in Las Cruces but helps patients from Ciudad Juarez, El Paso, Albuquerque and surrounding areas.

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