Dropfoot (also known as drop foot, foot drop and footdrop) is a condition characterized by weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot. It causes a person to either drag the foot and toes or engage in a high-stepping walk called steppage gait. A significant number of individuals – men and women, young and old – experience difficulty with the most simple day-to-day activities because of mobility dysfunctions such as peroneal nerve palsy that lead to dropfoot. WalkAide was designed to restore mobility to those individuals seeking a return to independence.
WalkAide is a revolutionary FDA cleared medical device that leverages functional electrical stimulation (FES) to improve walking ability of people living with foot drop. The WalkAide is also utilized as a Neuro Rehabilitation tool by Clinicians.
Kintech Orthopaedics offers WalkAide medical devices to help improve walking ability for people with neuron injuries.
WalkAide is a class II, FDA cleared medical device, designed to improve walking ability in people experiencing foot drop caused by upper motor neuron injuries or conditions such as:
- Multiple Serosis (MS)
- Stroke (CVA)
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
For more information on WalkAide, please visit their website: http://www.walkaide.com/
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