Knee Technology Prosthetics
This prosthetic provides patients with a more natural gait and increased stability. The computerized knee monitors the action of the knee and adapts to an individual’s normal gait pattern. It’s also programmed specifically to someone’s varied walking speeds.
Hydraulics within the knee can adjust a patient’s walking speed as it automatically responds to changes in pace. The hydraulics control the speed the prosthesis swings forward and bends backward. It’s primarily used for patients who are highly active and vary their walking speeds regularly, without the use of an assistive walking device.
Polycentric 4 Bar
This device provides patients with a stable knee that mimics the normal knee joint during movement. It’s ideal for patients with long residual limbs, bilateral leg amputations, or knee disarticulation.
Weight-Activated Stance Control
This stable knee is often prescribed as a temporary prosthesis. It functions as a constant friction or pneumatic knee. When weight is placed on the knee during gait, a braking mechanism prevents the knee from buckling. It’s most commonly used for active or older amputees.
This type of prosthesis is a stable knee that locks during gait, allowing the patient to release the lock to sit down comfortably. It’s most frequently used for patients with bilateral leg amputations, short residual limbs, or poor strength or balance.