A reciprocating gait orthosis (RGO) is also a HKAFO however it allows one leg to be placed ahead of another – more like normal walking. This is achieved by linking the two KAFOs together by a band, two cables or a push-pull rod which transfers movement energy from one leg to the other (see diagram). Therefore as one leg is flexed or brought forward, it causes a reciprocal extension of the other leg. This allows a much smoother gait and greatly reduces the amount of effort that is needed to walk. Suitable for patients weighing 25 – 50 kgs.
WITH THE SAME FUNCTION INTEGRATED THIS DESIGN IS SUITABLE FOR PATIENTS WEIGHING UPTO 60 -90 KGS.
- SPINA BIFIDA
- SPINAL CORD LESION (T 7 – L3)
- COMPLETE PARALYSIS
- MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY