UTX lightweight dynamic leg orthosis
The UTX is a line of lightweight dynamic leg braces. This line is characterized by smart innovative solutions with eye for comfort and cosmetic. We try to give you maximum functionality with minimal resources. For a leg orthesis (also called a splint or brace) it’s of course about standing and walking. With a UTX we try to realize a stable, secure, but also dynamically as possible gait for people who can not stabilize the leg themselves properly.
More than just walking
But walking “okay” is not enough for the designers of Ambroise. What about for example donning and doffing of the brace or getting in and out of a car? People commonly sit more than they stand and walk, so why wouldn’t that be for our UTX users? That’s why we at Ambroise we take into account these normal daily activities.
Therefore, all the UTX orthoses are provided with a soft bandage at the rear side of the upper leg instead of hard shell parts (as is currently done with many conventional leg braces). It is much more enjoyable when sitting and leads to less-worn out clothing. In addition, the UTX is provided with a slim quick release technology, which lets you quickly close and open your UTX bandage, so you don’t have to search every day for the proper tension on the bandage.
The UTX SWING – First worldwide
The UTX SWING orthosis (one of the embodiments of the UTX) was the first orthosis in the world which stabilizes the leg, if necessary (while standing and during the stance phase of walking), but leaves free when possible (during the swing phase), so that walking with a natural knee flexion becomes possible again. Many people at that time could not believe that this could have been designed at a small company from Enschede. Over the years, the UTX line continuously improved and expanded. Partly because of this, the UTX orthosis is still one of the most innovative leg orthosis world wide and the flagship of Ambroise.
Various embodiments of the UTX orthosis
There are different embodiments of the UTX orthosis which can also be partly combined with each other. Click here if you want to know what different types and possibilities there are. You will then see a comprehensive overview of the many features of UTX. An anthology of some commonly used version is shown below.