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FREEDOM QUATTRO BY PROTEOR

Freedom QUATTRO Microprocessor Knee by PROTEOR is designed to give users the freedom to live their lives without interruption. With PROTEOR’s innovative H.A.R.T. Control Technology, Quattro is the first MPK to provide a unique customized experience that captures users’ distinctive gait patterns. Boasting 20 user modes, remote data capture, outcome measure reporting, and independent resistance for stairs/ramps and sitting, it challenges and drives the status quo for MPK’s to the next level.

USER REVIEW

I have tried this knee a few times although it was before the production model hit the market. 20 user modes is vast compared to other knees out there, and gives users more control over their daily routine. It has a shorter build height than most knees, which makes it easier to fit to the majority of above knee patients. It has a built in battery that lasts up to 3 days depending on how active you are on a day to day basis. In my opinion it is very similar to the C-Leg, with a few key differences, including price. Message us today to request a trial!

 

 

FREEDOM PLIE 3 BY PROTEOR

 

Stronger construction makes the new Plié 3 Microprocessor Controlled (MPC) Knee both submersible and more rugged than ever. Yet, it’s still the fastest MPC knee, responding 10 to 20 times more rapidly than other MPC knees. With the most responsive stumble and fall protection, users can instinctively move at their own pace in any direction…even if it’s taking small short steps or pivoting in confined spaces. And with a more streamlined, intuitive set up, the Plié 3 MPC Knee makes it even easier for prosthetists to help patients expand their freedom.

• K3 amputees that need customized stumble recovery for a variety of activities

• High K3 and K4 amputees that need a knee that adjusts to both walking and running

• Ambulate with variable cadence on uneven terrain

• Have adequate hip strength in flexion and extension

• Occasional water exposure

USER REVIEW

This is my everyday knee. It is the only microprocessor knee that I have owned. I love it for its functionality for active people with a strong hip. The external settings on the back make it simple to change the function of the knee, depending on what activity you are doing. I would say it feels similar to walking on C-LEG, without some of the safety features of the C-LEG. Because the knee does not have a lock, it can be tiresome standing on it for a long time. If you’re looking for a high activity knee that is user friendly, this is the knee for you!

 

COLLEGE PARK ACCENT & FREEDOM RUNWAY

 

The Accent provides 2″ (5 cm) of heel height adjustment through a simple push of a button. The foot comes with a contoured, soft shin fairing that locks into the shell and prevents cosmetic buckling when the foot is adjusted at various heel heights. The Accent provides a service-free option for individuals who desire a cosmetically appealing foot.

 

Amputees greatly value the versatility offered by the Runway adjustable heel height prosthetic foot. Its anatomical gliding ankle maintains appropriate foot alignment to provide knee stability and consistent performance at all heel heights. Users can adjust from a flat heel for sandals or walking barefoot at home, up to a 2 inch heel for dress shoes and even cowboy boots.

 

USER REVIEW

The Runway and the Accent are two great feet for users that change their shoes often. Especially for those that want to wear high heels or cowboy boots. Each foot has a button on the ankle that adjusts the heel height. This way you can go from a flat shoe to a high heel without changing feet or seeing the prosthetist. They each have a split toe design to allow for sandals and all shoe designs. Click the links in the paragraphs above to compare the two and see which might suit your needs!

 

FREEDOM AGILIX BY PROTEOR

The Agilix™ is a multi-axial, shock absorbing flexible foot system designed to manage loading impacts, reduce socket shear forces and improve comfort while walking on nearly any terrain. The ultra-lightweight design offers K3 ambulators shockingly comfortable performance at a value like no other.

•Vertical shock absorption and carbon fiber flexibility optimized for low to moderate impact K3 ambulators; reduces socket shear forces and improves overall comfort.

•Multi-axial function increases ground compliance and stability; Streamlined, split-toe design results in improved long-term durability, saving time and money.

•Full length dynamic heel attached at the toe ensures a seamless roll-over, for superior comfort and a more symmetrical gait.

•Lower profile and lighter weight than the competitive alternative, allowing users to do more and feel less tired at the end of the day.

 

USER REVIEW

The Agilix is a great foot for new users. It is very light but also super strong and durable. The heel and toe being one solid piece of carbon makes for a very smooth and clean rollover. Allowing you to continue your momentum forward, and have a more natural gait. The vertical shock absorption makes for a very soft landing in your socket. Which is something we all can appreciate. This is a great foot for K2-3 users looking for a safe, comfortable step.

 

OTTOBOCK FAMILY OF MPK’S

 

KENEVO: Prosthetists around the world told us that they were looking for an intelligent system for people with lower mobility grades – a system that grows with the abilities that the user gains during rehabilitation, for example, and that adapts just as well when mobility decreases. Users wanted a knee joint that would support them in their specific movement sequences but with a clear focus: on safety. Kenevo was inspired by this desire. It is the first prosthetic fitting solution in the world with state-of-the-art technology developed specifically for the needs of users with mobility grades 1 and 2.

C-LEG4: The Ottobock C-Leg is the original microprocessor knee. Since its launch in 1997, the C-Leg has set the standard for every other knee available, and is the world’s most studied prosthetic device. Our research proves that with C-Leg, you will experience less falls. Because of the increased safety, your confidence in the knee will give you the freedom to no longer think about how or where you walk.

GENIUM: With an unprecedented, natural gait pattern, taking stairs step-over-step, overcoming obstacles, walking backwards, relaxed standing – to name just a few examples. People with a transfemoral amputation experience a range of new functions that provide perfect support for their desire to live a more active and independent everyday life. Based on human movement as the model, the Genium has been developed even further. The result is a noticeably smoother gait and even better support and safety in everyday situations, for instance on ramps, in confined spaces or when changing walking speeds.

X3: The X3 has now been developed even further for smoother, more intuitive walking, improved safety, and better support in everyday situations. Building on the unique functionality of the Genium leg prosthesis, the X3 is particularly robust and resilient. Physically demanding occupations, an active family life, swimming and sports activities, seaside holidays and situations where you encounter water, dust, sand, dirt, or grime – these are the ideal conditions for the X3.

USER REVIEWS

KENEVO: I love this knee for our lower activity users (K1-2)! It is a great MPK (MicroProcessor Knee) for those of us that are looking to be safe and stable in everyday life, but don’t want to be held back by the functionality of our equipment. The KENEVO uses the same MicroProcessor technology as the C-LEG, with emphasis on safety and comfort. I really love how safe it feels when taking short steps. It makes things like shuffling/walking around in the kitchen or bathroom as smooth and safe as any knee on the market.

C-LEG4: The C-Leg is the king of MPK’s. Not only has it been on the market the longest, it probably is the most common MPK used by AK’s. It is a great knee for active users because of it’s weatherproofing, and preconfigured modes that you can access through the “Cockpit” app. This knee has modes like “Biking” or “Running” that allow the knee to respond correctly during each activity, opening up the possibilities of what you are capable of on your every day device.

GENIUM/X3: The Genium and X3 are the most robust knees on the market today. I love both of them for the most active of users, as well as those of us that want to push boundaries every day. The X3 is the same basic knee as the Genium with a couple of cosmetic improvements like a rubber casing, so you can really beat it up and not worry. These knees have a “Relaxed Standing” function that allows you to lock the knee out at whatever angle you need in that moment, creating a safe/comfortable stance. They also have a “Step over Step” function. Which allows you to climb steps and curbs step over step, although it still does take a lot of strength and coordination.

 

 

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OSSUR PRO-FLEX

Pro-Flex prosthetic feet feature a proprietary 3-blade design with full effective toe lever and a more anatomical split toe. This gives the push-off you need for a more fluid, natural and confident stride. Pro-Flex is now available with heel-height adjustability to accommodate a variety of your daily activities.

USER REVIEW

This Ossur Pro-FLex is great foot for vacuum users. I really like the XC Torsion (Twist-ability). Because of the long split toe you have a really clean rollover. As a result your momentum continues moving forward, and causes you to use less overall energy. This foot comes in 6 variations. The newest being the Pro-Flex LP (Low Profile) Align. The Align has a button on the ankle that you use to shift the heel height position. This allows you to wear all kinds of shoes that have different sole/heel heights, without having the prosthetist make a physical alignment adjustment. The Pivot allows for 27 degrees of ankle motion, creating a safer platform on ramps and stairs.

 

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Ottobock Taleo

Active individuals (K3) who navigate varied indoor & outdoor environments and place a high value on effortless walking and the ability to go wherever life takes them.

Features include: Smooth rollover due to no dead spots and easy rollover from heel strike to toe off.

Energy efficient walking that returns the energy suited to every varying step.

Terrain conformance to navigate on uneven and rising terrain safely and comfortably.

Customizable with 3 different heel wedges.

Waterproof incl. salt and chlorine water

Slim connection adapter for easier cosmetic fitting

Sizes 22 – 30

Minimum clearance height (Size 26): 6 ¼” (158mm)

Up to 150kg / 330 lbs

The scope of delivery for the Taleo includes the footshell with connection cap, a Spectra-Sock, and a transparent (soft), grey (medium), and black (stiff) heel wedge.

 

 

USER REVIEW

I really love how smooth this foot is. It comes in multiple configurations including a Low Profile version, and a Vacuum version with torsion control (Twist-ability). The split keel (sole) design allows the foot to flex with ground variances, making for a smooth rollover. The foot comes with 3 heel wedges. Each wedge has a different level of stiffness. This allows the prosthetist to get your heel strike as comfortable as possible when you land. This foot has no dead spots in it. Which means as you’re rolling over from heel to toe it is a smooth transition, distributing energy through the duration of the rollover. This makes the foot super easy to walk on, especially for Above Knee (AK) users that need a little more energy to continue their momentum through their gait. I love this foot for all users. It has a great return for high activity users, but is safe and comfortable for those of us just working through our day to day lives.

 

 

 

 

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AllPro foot from Fillauer

This is my regular everyday foot. For higher activity users I think this is the best foot on the market. The high end flexibility and rocker toe allow for a high energy return over a multitude of ground variances, while maintaining a smooth roll-over.

High energy return=Less energy output from the user. I wear this foot during most of my activities: Walking, Running, Hiking, Coaching, Etc. I do not use this foot in my super high activities such as Snowboarding or Surfing. The reasons I don’t use this foot during these activities is because of the shape (difficult to fit into a boot), and the high energy return is almost too much with the amount of force going on during those activities. I recommend this foot to many K3/4 users. If you’re looking for a foot that can keep up with a fast paced gate and a high return, this may be the foot for you!

The AllPro foot

from Fillauer

FEATURES:

  • Industry-leading flexibility provides excellent plantar and dorsiflexio
  • Carbon composite design for dynamic response
  • Rocker toe for easy and smooth roll-over
  • Multiaxial function
  • RPI pyramid adapter allows prosthetist to optimize alignment and performance for adult TT and TF amputees.*
  • Adjustable heel bumpers

The AllPro foot from Fillauer crosses all boundaries, combining high flexibility and dynamic performance into a foot that allows the user to work and play like a pro. Whether walking on a flat surface or traversing steep hills, the AllPro performs to meet the amputee’s multiaxial needs. If exercise or sports are on the activity list, this “do-it-all” foot easily transitions from the gym to the tennis and basketball courts, as well as the soccer, football, and lacrosse fields.

 

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