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Pediatric - Gait Deviations - UltraSafeGait™

Patients up to 110lb / 50kg

Spastic diplegic, and quadriplegic cerebral palsy; Spinal cord pathology, Challenging neurological and developmental conditions

Clinical Problem:  Childhood crouch (flexion gait moment) hamstring and gastroc-soleus Crouch Gait USGspasticity with rear, mid and/or forefoot deformities, shortened hamstring and gastroc-soleus

Common Clinical Measurements:
Range
R1: some dynamic limitation
R2: popliteal > 30° knee flexion; gastroc-soleus < 5° dorsiflexion
Strength
Weak hip extensors, quadriceps, and gastroc-soleus.
Gait - First (Heel), Second (Ankle), Third (Toe) Rockers
First: Full mid or forefoot contact
Second: Too much hip flexion, knee flexion, and ankle plantarflexion, (or dorsiflexion) in mid-stance.
Third: early heel rise or no heel rise (crouch with no heel contact)

Ultraflex Solution:  Custom molded  therapeutic KO and ADR™ AFO – UltraSafe Gait with the UltraQuick Release™ and posterior calf and
pretibial shell for a total Bar Releasedday/night crouch solution

Clinical Goals:  Improve base of support and dynamic stability and balance, create knee extension moment in mid to late stance  for more upright gait , lengthen hamstring and gastroc-soleus.

Evaluation/Casting:  Standard for articulated KAFO. Read more on casting considerations
 
Evaluation/Ordering Information:  Clinical and technical support: (800) 220-6670
Fax: (610) 906-1420, info@ultraflexsystems.com


AFO ADR™ Components Only
<55lb/25kg:
lateral Joint Ultraflex Universal Joint
medial Joint UltraSafeGait™

>55lb/25kg but < 110lb/50kg :Sparated
lateral & medial Joint UltraSafeGait™

> 110lb/50kg
UltraSafeStep™ medial Ultraflex Universal Joint lateral

KO Component Only
Conservatively maintain and increase muscle length of
hamstring and gastroc-soleus, preserve and improve ROM

Ultraflex Custom Fabrication: 
Above listed components and ADR™ Measurement Form
Choice of interface: Custom interface available in a wide range of designs (transfer papers) and colors

AFO ADR™ Component Channel Adjustments-Childhood Crouch:
Posterior Elastomer:
Little to no compression needed.
Posterior Stop: Only if required for swing clearance and initial contact with heel.
Anterior Elastomer: Near to fully compressed.
Anterior Stop: Only if anterior elastomer compression alone does not create sufficient knee extension moment in mid to late stance.

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