BraceLock Introduction

Detachable Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis

Three Lock Box, Inc. is proud to announce a new fabrication process for the first ever detachable Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis with the patent pending BraceLock.  With over 400 BraceLocks in use, this new and innovative product has proven its reliability, application, and acceptance by the health care industry.  With a simple turn of the BraceLock, the KO/AFO sections are detached.

(Pictured right is the BraceLock as the blue box on red AFO)

 

A KAFO is usually prescribed when other forms of bracing (such as an AFO ankle-foot orthosis or knee orthosis) are insufficient due to weakness or laxity.  Unlike an AFO, a KAFO can be expected to successfully stabilize weak segments at the ankle and knee, control abnormal involuntary movements, and prevent full leg movement into painful or undesired positions.  The goal of prescribing and using a KAFO varies depending upon who you are - and the BraceLock helps to achieve all of these goals: 

  • Patients may simply wish to walk better or gain mobility and independence with the least possible physical intervention due to cosmetic concerns.
  • Orthotists want to provide the patient with a comfortable, versatile, well-fitting brace.
  • Therapists desire safe functional independence in the activities of daily living.
  • Physicians focus on preventing deterioration of a medical condition or reducing risk of injury.
  • All of these goals should be integrated so that everyone is satisfied with the outcome – especially patients who determines compliance based on their satisfaction with the finished orthosis.
Detachable KAFO
The BraceLock
The BraceLock in a KAFO

 

WHY USE THE KAFO BRACELOCK?

Patient Orthotist Therapist Physician Technician
Lightweight
Easy to use
No tools required
Pleasing appearance
Minimal profile
Lightweight
No adjusting
Reliability / durability
Versatile orthotic
Quickly Convertible
Improve mobility Independence
Ease of use
Simple design
Improve acceptance
Improve mobility
Improve rehab
Faster recovery
Easy to fabricate
No adjustments
Easy to finish