Sunday, March 4, 2012

Microprocessor Knee Technology (MPK) - C-Leg and Compact Information - Product Review

Who Can Benefit Most From Microprocessor Knee Technology?

The C-Leg has been created for people that can be more active and who can take advantage of its dynamic swing control and multiple user modes. On the other hand, the Compact (also made by Otto Bock) is a leg that is better for individuals that are less active but need stability for daily activities.

The C-Leg is appropriate for individuals that are transfemoral amputees. This also includes those people with bilateral limb deficiencies or even hip disarticulation amputations. If you are, or you know someone that wants to be more involved in activities that require a high level of stance stability then the C-Leg is also a consideration. - What does this mean in English? - A high level of stance stability refers to those individuals that are going to walk or have the potential to walk on ground that is uneven. Individuals that need to walk on uneven terrain, frequently descend stairs or negotiate slopes will need more stability during the stance phase of their gait because the whole idea is for the amputee to avoid falls.

The C-Leg Is Ideal For People: