C-Brace Microprocessor Orthosis

Meet the C-Brace. Lightweight, low-profile, intuitive, and dynamic, the world’s first mechatronic stance and swing phase control orthosis (SSCO®) system now offers users more freedom in their movement than ever before. This orthosis helps patients with neurological conditions affecting their legs, like incomplete paraplegia and post-polio syndrome, return to everyday activities.

C-Brace: Supports people with paralysis, incomplete spinal cord injury and post-polio syndrome

​The Hanger Clinic Advantage

Hanger Clinic was the only patient care company in the United States to be involved in the clinical testing of the original C-Brace, which means our patients benefitted from first access. Hanger Clinic had the very first patient in the United States, who is still benefiting from this revolutionary device.

The C-Brace has taken the microprocessor technology used in the C-Leg® and transformed it into an orthosis.  The C-Brace supports the user during the entire gait cycle and adapts to everyday situations in real-time, unlike the standard functionality of conventional paralysis orthoses, which are limited to releasing and locking the knee joint. 


  • No external cables - all sensors are integrated into the C-Brace joint unit.
  • The microprocessor sensor technology is intuitive to use, and the motion sequences are dynamic and sensitive.
  • Flexion under load is now possible for the first time: when sitting down, walking down stairs step-over-step, and walking down inclines.
  • The entire gait cycle is controlled dynamically and in real-time. 
  • The C-Brace analyzes the user 100 times per second to anticipate movements. 
  • Natural body posture is restored, reducing contralateral physical strain and resulting secondary conditions. 
  • The C-Brace is low-profile, so users have the option of wearing the orthosis under their clothing. 
  • More efficient fitting and adjustments with the use of the new Setup App. 
  • The Cockpit App allows users to make minor adjustments from their smart phone or tablet
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What this means to patients:

  • Walk safely and more naturally
  • Reduced risk of falling with the stumble recovery feature
  • Less energy expended while walking due to low-profile, lightweight design
  • Controlled resistance to knee flexion allows walking down stairs step-over-step, walking up and down slopes and inclines, and gradual sitting vs. falling into a chair
  • Improved activity levels and independence
  • Improved overall physiological health

Ready to get started?

Hanger Clinic is currently scheduling evaluations for the C-Brace. Ideal C-Brace candidates are people who need support for walking following injury, partial paralysis, disease, or weakness in the legs due to many conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, post-polio, etc., affecting their ability to control the knee when walking. 

During this evaluation, a Hanger Clinic representative will need to obtain photos, videos, and background to send to our C-Brace specialists to determine if you are a candidate. If you are not a C-Brace candidate, another orthotic system may be able to provide you with greater mobility and independence. 

Call Hanger Clinic at 1.877-4HANGER to schedule your evaluation, or complete this form to download the C-Brace brochure. ​​