Bilateral transfemoral amputation?
Lead a more independent life with electronic knee prostheses
Live life your way
A bilateral amputation no longer means that you have to give up on your plans for your life. Modern prosthetic technology provides people in your situation with targeted support so they can lead a largely independent, self-determined life. Thanks to intelligent sensor technology, your joint also detects critical situations in advance so it can support you accordingly. From the integrated Stumble Recovery to Intuitive Stance to targeted support for sitting down – our joints’ innovative functions were developed for the specific needs of users with a unilateral or bilateral amputation. Even if you have to adapt your everyday routine here or there to suit your new circumstances, you still have the opportunity to reclaim your freedom and independence again.
Ask us about a fitting that suits your specific needs – we would be happy to advise you.
The question of whether microprocessor prostheses are the right solution for you depends on various factors. Important aspects include the amputation level, the condition of your residual limb as well as your general physical condition. Sufficient training to build up the necessary muscles as well as close cooperation with your O&P professional and therapists also play an important role.
Meeting your individual needs within the scope of the available technical possibilities is a key factor in the development of our prostheses. That’s why our product range also includes the right mechatronic knee joint for your specific activity level and your individual life circumstances. Your O&P professional will work together with you to determine which prosthesis is right for you and will provide you with trial prostheses accordingly.
Our electronically controlled knee joints take into account not only different activity levels but also your individual need for safety. Thanks to intelligent sensor technology, they are able to support unilateral or bilateral amputees who wear them even in critical everyday situations. For example, the integrated Stumble Recovery in the Kenevo, C-Leg 4, Genium, and X3 prosthetic knee joints "recognizes" an imminent stumbling process and can therefore prevent a fall before it happens.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Test our electronically controlled knee joints from Ottobock, so you can experience everyday activities outside your wheelchair or current prostheses. Increasing your mobility in and around your home environment can enhance your social integration and enjoyment of life.
A bilateral transfemoral amputation doesn’t mean your plans for your life are over, but it does require a close consideration of various prosthetic fitting solutions. Our electronically controlled C-Leg 4 knee joint puts you on equal footing with your partner and your everyday life again, as other users with bilateral amputations have already successfully shown. With this knee joint, you’ll benefit from proven functionality which can offer you a high level of stability and everyday safety.
Here’s the good news for you and your fishing buddies: amputees who have been won over by our electronically controlled Genium knee joint have been able to make decisive steps towards a fulfilling professional and personal life after getting used to their prosthesis for a bit. The joint supports you with smart additional functions during a wide range of activities involving your family, job, and free time. Resistant to splashed water, it also ensures an especially smooth gait pattern.
Those who want to continue with their career and actively parent after a bilateral amputation could find that our Genium X3 knee joint is the right companion for their daily routine. Robust and suitable for everyday use, the joint supports walking backwards, climbing stairs, and activities in and on the water, in addition to numerous walking speeds.
Thanks to the choice of three activity modes, the Kenevo adjusts itself step by step to your individual progress – immediately after rehabilitation and beyond. In doing so, the smart joint takes into account your special need for stability and safety.
Continuous further developments have made the C-Leg a proven everyday companion for users with unilateral and bilateral amputations throughout the world. Some 40 scientific studies prove the advantages it has to offer in terms of safety and suitability for everyday use.