In what circumstances would this equipment be provided?
If there is a a biomechanical or neurological need to support the full lower limb.
Where is this equipment used?
This would be dependent on the patient's needs.
Who does this equipment belong to?
The equipment would belong to the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.
Typical Lifespan of equipment
The lifespan of this equipment would depend on the patient.
Will the equipment be provided new or recycled?
Equipment provided will be recycled.
Is demonstration or training required prior to use?
The patient and their parent/guardian will be advised how to don/doff the item, when to wear it and how to contact orthotics should they have any queries.
Is regular maintenance required?
Yes, every 6 months as per manufacturer guidelines.
Who is responsible for maintenance of equipment?
The orthotics service is responsible for reviewing the patient's orthotic needs and checking the safety of the KAFO and HKAFO.
How is maintenance undertaken?
Regular reviews, at least every six months.
Is regular cleaning required?
Who is responsible for cleaning of equipment?
Patient or their guardian.
How is cleaning undertaken?
Most parts of the item can be wiped clean.
How often should the equipment be reviewed?
Every six months.
Who should review the equipment?
The orthotics service.
Are regular reviews and maintenance currently undertaken?
What happens when the equipment is no longer suitable or required?
It is disposed of.
Is insurance required?