Types of Prosthetic Knees
There are many different types of prosthetic knees. Each has its own benefits, with the most appropriate knee determined by the needs of the individual. It is important to discuss your specific needs and activities with your clinician, so they can help determine which option is best for you.
Learn more about each type of technology below.
An onboard microprocessor automatically adjusts the response of the knee in real time based on factors like stumble detection, variation in terrain, and gait speed.
Air or fluid is used to adapt the behavior of the knee to different walking speeds.
Similar to basic and more elaborate hinge mechanisms, sliding friction is used to prevent the leg from swinging forward too fast.
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