Microprocessor Knee Design


This one hour introductory level course for PT/PTA, OT/OTA, RN, Case Managers and other health care professionals introduces and reviews the application of the microprocessor swing and stance knee mechanism. With the aid of digital video the presentation will provide insight to the features and benefits of the microprocessor knee with regard to patient stability, security, function and activities of daily living. The presentation will review the patient evaluation process to determine the appropriate and optimum candidate for this technology.

Course Syllabus

Course Handout

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe, in general terms, how microprocessor knees function
  • Compare and contrast the functional characteristics of a variety of microprocessor knees
  • Describe the EVAS protocol used to assess individuals who would be candidates for microprocessor prosthetic knee technology
  • Summarize the impact of microprocessor knees on a patient’s ADL performance

AOTA Classification Codes

  • Domain of OT: Occupations, Performance Skills, Performance Patterns, Client Factors
  • OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention, Activity and Occupational Demands

Hanger Clinic is an AOTA approved provider of occupational therapy continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.0 CE Contact Hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA APP No: 8417.