Joints for Pediatric Orthoses

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  • This joint can be used in the fabrication of custom ankle orthoses to addres gait deviation, muscle and joint weakness, and instability, increasing mobility. These orthoses are considered definitive and are not designed for stretching. For pediatric/adolescent patients up to 110 lb. Comes individually, specify left or right.
    • Adjustable muscle augmentation: ADR elastomer technology fine-tunes first, second and third rockers. Compression of the posterior channel augments the tibialis anterior in early to mid stance.
      • Compression of the anterior channel augments the gastroc-soleus in mid to late stance. Changing the restraint level is accomplished with simple set screw adjustments. Orthotists can make further refinements as dictated by patient presentation by adjusting elastomer length.
    • Unrestricted motion: Ultraflex ADR restrains range of motion, but does not hold it or stop it, offering increased ROM stability. The plantarflexion or dorsiflexion stop can be used to create a rigid stop when dynamic restraint is not adequate.
    • Customized stability in stance: ADR selectively augments and provides support for the tibialis anterior and gastroc-soleous muscles and alters their response to ground reaction forces (GRF) as needed; 0-140 inches/lb of torque restraint for plantarflexion and dorsiflexion. Dual medial and lateral stirrups support the mid-foot and transfer GRF to the toe lever. The custom interface provides support specific to the patient presentation.
    • Smooth/natural roll-over: adjustable range of motion, plantarflexion and dorisflexion range from 0-40º; ADR allows for improved knee-ankle-foot biomechanics with stabilized ROM. ADR may maximize speed at a reduced energy cost.
    • Clearance in swing: ADR provides sufficient force to restrain GRF, returns the ankle to neutral, and assists foot clearance during swing.
  • The RidgeFlex Ankle Joint represents optimal balance between flexibility and rigidity due to the utilization of a proprietary material called Prepalon®. Prepalon® is a continuous fiber and elastomer blend technology (CFET). The use of flexible elastomer provides optimum tear strength, preventing fatigue failure Continuous fiber blended within the elastomer provides structure and rigidity, preventing the joint from stretching. This technology eliminates the need for strings which do not provide any support in rotation or A-P movement. Material technology allows for bold concepts which led to the creation of the tendon design. The tendon design offers a smooth movement while providing proper support in the sagittal plane and rotational control. Combination of flexible elastomer and continuous fiber blend for rigidity allows for optimum balance of smooth movement and rigid support. No need to compromise the tear strength by using a higher density elastomer for more support. Higher density in elastomer means weaker tear strength, thus compromising the structural integrity of the joint.
  • The RidgeFlex Ankle Joint represents optimal balance between flexibility and rigidity due to the utilization of a proprietary material called Prepalon®. Prepalon® is a continuous fiber and elastomer blend technology (CFET). The use of flexible elastomer provides optimum tear strength, preventing fatigue failure Continuous fiber blended within the elastomer provides structure and rigidity, preventing the joint from stretching. This technology eliminates the need for strings which do not provide any support in rotation or A-P movement. Material technology allows for bold concepts which led to the creation of the tendon design. The tendon design offers a smooth movement while providing proper support in the sagittal plane and rotational control. Combination of flexible elastomer and continuous fiber blend for rigidity allows for optimum balance of smooth movement and rigid support. No need to compromise the tear strength by using a higher density elastomer for more support. Higher density in elastomer means weaker tear strength, thus compromising the structural integrity of the joint.
  • The Meridian ankle joint is a durable stainless steel ankle joint. Its sleek and low profile design allows for a light weight and durable ankle joint, which can be set in infinite degrees of motion, without the inconvenience of changing parts. This joint allows precise degree fine tuning and has the ability to lock in any degree of plantar/dorsi-flexion. Some uses for the Meridian Ankle Joint include articulating AFO’s, contracture managment, solid ankle AFO’s, posterior entry AFO’s, tone reducing AFO’s and floor reaction AFO’s.
  • Materials: Joint: .5” x .125” (12.5 x 3mm) 2024T3 aluminum Non-corrosive coating: epoxy e-coating Adjustment screws and pivot: stainless steel Features: Lightweight unit – 1.3oz (37g) Use to define any range between 1-115º Short center section – bends closely from joint to shell
  • Materials: Joint: 1/2”x .09” (12.5 x 2mm) 2024T3 aluminum Non-corrosive coating: epoxy e-coating Adjustment screws and pivot: stainless steel Features: Lightweight unit – 1.3oz (37g) Use to define any range between -50 to 50º Short center section – bends closely from joint to shell
  • The sit-to-stand slide lock/safety release at the joint is low profile and easy to engage and disengage for patients with adequate cognition and manual dexterity. This joint has the same action as the KO USS without the cable and level. This joint can be used in the fabrication of custom orthoses to addres gait deviation, muscle and joint weakness, and instability, increasing mobility. Orthoses using this joint are considered definitive and are not designed for stretching. Comes individually, specify left or right. Features: Simple design; requires no adjustments It is extremely low profile Ideal when cognition or UE impairment is not an issue Patients must make sure both sides are locked or unlocked at knee joint as needed
  • This dynamic abduction assist joint is used primarily in the treatment of pediatric Cerebral Palsy through low load stretching. Orthoses using this joint are considered therapeutic and are not designed for ambulation. Incorporates a U3 joint.  Features:
    • Weight: 1.03lbs
    • HOPe1 Hip Orthosis unit easily disconnects from brace
    • Provides 7.5 degree increment don/doff locks
    • 7.5 degree increment adduction or abduction stop (please specify when ordering)
    • Adjustable dynamic tension for abduction assist
    • Adjustable internal/external rotation position
    • Struts telescope to accommodate growth
    • Lifetime limited component warranty on original patient user