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Product Type: Ankle-Foot/Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis
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Anatomical Concepts, Inc. | Model: 690SKT |
HCPCS : L4396 (Medicare DME co-payment per billable unit min / max: $29.72 / $39.62)
PRAFO® Orthosis is an ankle foot orthosis.
INTENDED USES: For the ambulatory and non-ambulatory patient. Helps to control dorsi-plantar flexion. Early Intervention for the evolving rehab patient - CVA,TBI,SCI and Diabetic neuropathy. Facilitation of functional knee and ankle joint position - Allows for optimal dorsi/plantar flexion ankle positioning to provide adequate clearance during swing phase and knee stability in stance phase. Post musculoskeletal injury of the foot and ankle - Post TAL immobilization, Post Botox or serial casting, Stable fractures of the foot and ankle, Tendon or ligamentous tear/rupture.
CLAIMED FEATURES: It is adjustable, custom-fitted AFO that can help manage many of the ankle/foot anomalies of patients. Controls dorsi-plantar flexion. Custom-contoured, malleable aluminum heel connector. Malleable aluminum anti-rotation bar. Compatible with several liner variations.
OPTIONS: Adult Spring Steel Kodel Teal Liner. Foot Length - 4.75"-12", Calf Height - 9"-10", Calf Cir. - 15", Calf Width - 4", Foot Plate Width - 3.5", Weight - 250-300lbs
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Ankle Foot Orthosis
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Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) and Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis (KAFO) are braces used to support muscles, immobilize joints, or correct the position of the foot and ankle (AFO) or of the knee, ankle and foot (KAFO). AFO and KAFO are made of several materials, such as metal, thermoplastic, or a combination of materials. AFO help treat contractures of the ankle, weakness or deformity of the foot and ankle, Charcot's arthropathy, pressure injuries or other deep wounds. KAFO help control instabilities in the knee and leg caused by broken bones and other conditions, by maintaining proper alignment and controlling motion.

A brace is a rigid or semi rigid device that:

  • Supports weak or deformed body member or;
  • Restricts or eliminates motion in diseased or injured part of body 

A brace provides support and counterforce on foot, leg or body part that it is being used to brace.

Braces can be prefabricated or custom fitted. 

  • Prefabricated orthoses are manufactured in quantity without a specific person in mind. 
  • Custom-fabricated orthoses are individually made for a specific person starting with basic materials (i.e. plastic, metal, leather, or cloth).

Local Coverage Determination for Ankle-Foot/Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis (L33686) [Internet]. [cited 2017 Dec 7].

If you have coverage through Medicare Part B and your condition meets Medicare requirements for coverage, you may be eligible to have this product covered by Medicare, as long as the product has been verified to a HCPCS code and meets Medicare requirements. Please note that Medicare has very strict policies and requirements for coverage. If this product and your condition meet these requirements, you will need a written order prescribed by a provider enrolled in Medicare, so that you can purchase this product at a Durable Medical Equipment store that accepts Medicare. You will need to pay deductibles and co-payment. The actual co-payment amount varies according to your state and your Medicare plan. If you do not have Medicare Part B or do not meet the requirements needed for coverage, you can find this product at pharmacies and medical supply stores, and purchase the product "out-of-pocket". When available, please see pricing in "Other Stores".

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