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Wheaton Bracing System
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The Wheaton™ Bracing System (KAFO)
for Metatarsus adductus/varus, Clubfoot, and Tibial Torsion

Product Description
The KAFO consists of the Wheaton™ Brace AFO connected to a thermoplastic upper component (Knee extension, KO) with touch fasteners. The upper component is designed to keep the knee flexed at 90° flexion. When used with the lower component (AFO), it allows for torque correction of tibial torsion, applying a direct corrective rotational force on the tibia without any torque on the femur or hip. By overlapping the two components and using touch-fasteners, infinite positions of adjustments can be made to determine the amount of torque desired and the growth of the leg during correction. Specify left, right, or pair when ordering.

 

The Wheaton™ Bracing System is an innovative and cost-effective device for the treatment of intoeing disorders in infants and young children. It is a ready-made thermoplastic device that comes in several sizes to fit children from birth to 4 years of age. The device comes in two components:

  1. The lower component (Wheaton Brace, AFO) is designed to apply a 3-point correction for the adductus/varus foot. It comes in two series - the MTA series with the ankle at 15° plantarflexion to prevent iatrogenic heel valgus during correction in the younger infant, and the TEV-CRB series with the ankle at 90° dorsiflexion (neutral position), necessary for the infant with clubfoot, and toddlers.
  2. The upper component (Knee extension, KO) is designed to keep the knee flexed at 90° flexion, and when used with the lower component (AFO) allows for torque correction on the tibial torsion. By overlap of the two components and use of touch-fasteners, infinite positions of adjustments can be made to determine the amount of torque desired and the growth of the leg during correction.

Indications For Use

I. Metatarsus Adductus/Varus (MTA)
The device is used for the primary correction of MTA, in place of serial castings and corrective shoes, or for the maintenance of correction after castings. Either the MTA or the TEV-CRB series may be used, depending on the preference of the physician. The MTA series is available from birth to 8 months of age. The TEV-CRB series is available from birth to 4 years of age. While the lower component alone is effective in most cases, some physicians may prefer to add the upper component for better control of the leg (see III).

II. Congenital Clubfoot
The device is used for the maintenance of correction after castings or surgery for clubfoot, by controlling forefoot adductovarus, hindfoot varus, and ankle equinus. The TEV-CRB series should be used. The upper component is optional, depending on the severity of the residual ITT (see III).

III. Internal Tibial Torsion
The device is used for the primary treatment of persistent tibial torsion in children up to age 4, in place of the D-B bar. For ITT, both upper and lower components are used together.

Lower component models
Footlength Not to Exceed Model #
3.25 in. (8.3 cm) MTA-02
3.25 in. (8.3 cm) TEV-02
3.75 in. (9.5 cm) MTA-38
3.75 in. (9.5 cm) TEV-38
4.25 in. (10.8 cm) TEV-915
5.00 in. (12.7 cm) CRB-1624
5.50 in. (14.0 cm) CRB-2536
6.00 in. (15.2 cm) CRB-3748
6.50 in. (16.5 cm) CRB-4960

Upper component models
Age Model #
0-8 months T3 X-Small
9-18 months T3 Small
19-30 months T3 Medium
31-48 months T3 Large

For insurance billing, the suggested HCPCS Code for the lower component (AFO) is L1930* and L1836 for the upper component (KO).

*L2820 in addition to L1930 may also qualify for many plans. Please check with a coding advisor before adding.

 


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