Lower Extremity Prosthetics
Lower Extremity Prosthetic Devices
The newest and most durable microprocessor knee unit now available. Otto Bock and the military have teamed up to create a knee suitable for soldiers to return to active duty if desired. Some of its most notable features are its suitability for running and sports and the fact that it is waterproof. This knee unit can be completely submerged. This knee is allowing patients to break barriers they haven’t been able to before.
The Helix 3D Hip Joint System is designed to give hip dislocation and hemipelvectomy patients the highest level of stability and the greatest mobility. . It creates a 3D movement of the hip to offset the rotation of the pelvis and give a more natural looking walk. It also makes daily activities easier such as tying shoe laces or getting in and out of a car.
The Genium Knee has a 300 lb weight limit, is splash resistant, smaller in size than the previous microprocessor knee units, has a battery that lasts up to five days and a charger that connects to the back of the knee with magnets, which helps when charging the device through clothing and the cosmetic cover. The Genium microprocessor knee is based on new technology that collects a greater amount of microprocessor inputs, which results in a more intuitive response.
This hip socket design by Martin Bionics of Innovation is the lowest profile hip socket available. It is designed to provide patients with greater comfort, control and functionality.
The Proprio Foot mimics anatomical ankle movement. This reduces the chance of trips and falls by lifting the toe. It also rests flat on the floor when in a seated position, and provides the patient with a smooth and natural transition to standing. Furthermore, the foot lessens the strain placed on the knees, back, and hips. Its ability to adapt to different terrains helps provide more stability and comfort when moving on slopes or stairs. Patients are free to wear different shoe styles.
Full limb system by Endolite. It has integrated sensors to constantly monitor data. Uses Biomimetric technology to absorb energy and reduce tissue stress.
Elevated vacuum systems are designed to maintain limb volume throughout the day. It can increase proprioception and reduce the risk of skin breakdown. The Harmony by OttoBock and Unity by Ossur (shown here) are 2 examples of vacuum systems.