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170K1 - Knee-Ankle-Foot orthotics

FreeWalk orthotic system

Movement with swing

The FreeWalk features a mechanism that locks the knee joint when in stance phase. The joint is unlocked in the swing phase while walking. Therefore, you can bend your knee and swing your leg freely.

The FreeWalk features a mechanism that locks the knee joint when in stance phase. The joint is unlocked in the swing phase while walking. Therefore, you can bend your knee and swing your leg freely.

In cases of complete or incomplete leg paralysis – and if you are able to swing the leg forward using the hip or abdominal musculature – this allows you to walk with a virtually natural gait in addition to improving safety and stability. The FreeWalk features a very lightweight and slim design. At the same time, the robust steel structure is extremely reliable.

IndicationsStroke, Multiple sclerosis, Cerebral palsy, Paraplegia, Paralysis, Neurological disorders
User groupyouths, adults, elderly
ApplicationsCustom Orthotics
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Benefits at a glance

FreeWalk – slim with a perfect fit

A couple going for a walk.
Walk more naturally

The FreeWalk enables a virtually natural gait. Compensating movements required with conventional orthoses are no longer necessary, relieving strain on your joints and back. You require less energy for walking and are able to cover longer distances.

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Sit down comfortably

Your orthosis has to support you in many everyday situations. The FreeWalk lets you sit comfortably. Depending on your physical abilities, you can unlock the orthosis dynamically with a body movement or by hand.

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Easy to put on

Sit down, slide the foot component of the FreeWalk orthosis into the shoe and then simply put your foot in the shoe. Only then do you place the orthosis on your leg. The orthosis is easy to fasten thanks to the handy quick-release closures.

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Good fit

Your O&P professional fabricates the FreeWalk orthosis according to your individual measurements.

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Comfortable to wear

The soft padding made of skin-friendly material feels comfortable all day. It can be cleaned with warm water and soap.

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Nearly invisible

The FreeWalk is lightweight with a slim design. You can wear it under normal clothing. It is inconspicuous and virtually invisible to others.

User Experience

My newfound independence.

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Functionality

Modern technology for individual needs

Technology

The FreeWalk orthosis is controlled by a connection between the orthotic knee joint, the orthotic ankle joint and the insole that guides your foot. Integrated into your natural gait cycle, the lock in the orthotic knee joint disengages and you can freely swing your leg. The orthotic knee joint automatically locks itself again when you swing your leg before stepping down. You maintain control over your orthosis and use it consciously.

As an option for those who sometimes tire more quickly due to their physical condition, a switch has been developed that allows you to permanently unlock or lock your joint in addition to the FreeWalk function (locked stance phase, unlocked swing phase). With the three-way switch, you can use the FreeWalk orthosis entirely according to your personal requirements and condition.

Orthosis training

You can only reap the full benefits from a high-quality, modern device if you are trained in the use of the product. You will take your first steps with the FreeWalk during a fitting session with your technician. He or she will explain the functionality and handling during daily use in detail.

Then, together with your technician or a physiotherapist/occupational therapist, you will practice walking in a variety of situations, for example on slopes or stairs. Your technician will prepare an individual training program for you. It is important for you to train the correct movement patterns in order to avoid developing malpositions. You will also work together to practice sitting down and standing up, as well as putting on the orthosis and taking it off.
 

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Leg and knee orthotics

Take confident strides towards better leg and knee health. Learn about leg and knee orthoses and discover how these innovative devices can make a world of difference in your mobility and comfort.

Specifications

Product information

Product typeFreeWalk
ColorBlack, Skin colored
User groupyouths, adults, elderly

Product Data

Article numberSidefor patient weight up toColor
170K1=L-80-0left (L)80 kgSkin color
170K1=R-80-0right (R)80 kgSkin color
170K1=L-80-7left (L)80 kgBlack
170K1=R-80-7right (R)80 kgBlack
170K1=L-120-0left (L)120 kgSkin color
170K1=R-120-0right (R)120 kgSkin color
170K1=L-120-7left (L)120 kgBlack
170K1=R-120-7right (R)120 kgBlack
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