The Prosthetic knee mechanisms for above knee amputees have had some impressive technological enhancements in technology available in previous decades and continues to do so. These improvements which has helped improve the functionality and safety of the prosthetic knee. Most notably in these improvements is Microprocessor controlled knees (MPK’s). Technological enhancements have integration of hydraulic and pneumatic which is present in most modern-day knees. This allows the knee units to become adaptable to the surrounding area which is imperative when walking on slopes and stairs.
MPK’s are currently implementing designs of a multi-axial knee units which has shown increased stability without the drawback of higher energy expenditure. These improvements made to prosthetic knees allows our prosthetists to create a prosthesis that works to best achieve the most out of your lifestyle and goals that you want to achieve. Along with the enhancements with prosthetic knees, there is now a variety of socket design styles, suspension methods, prosthetic feet, and knee units; your prosthetist will work closely with you to find the most appropriate style based upon your level of amputation, functional capabilities, goals, and activities that you enjoy to the best of your abilities.
Some of our designs such as our recreational limb was put together for a client that has dreams about hitting the slopes and waves with their prosthesis.
However, in trying to achieve the best outcome for our clients we are willing to above and beyond in creating the best prosthesis to suit your needs. Another one of our designs showcases a Rheo Knee with a revofit boa dial (seen above) which helps to bring relief to the limb and reducing the energy needed to walk and control rotation. To read more on lower limb prosthetics click here.
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