Reambulation Using Stance Control Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses
A 45-year-old woman with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy with slowly progressive weakness and increased difficulty with ambulation and falls over a 15-year period. She was prescribed a set of stance control knee-ankle-foot orthoses with hinged knee joints that locked during stance phase and released with plantar flexion during the push-off phase of her gait. Using these braces, she resumed walking, and her falls ceased.
Wendy M. King, PT
CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology. 19(6, Muscle Disease):1650-1673, December 2013