- April 7, 2016
- Lyons P&O
The world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of orthotic and prosthetic components, Otto Bock, participated with Lyons Prosthetics & Orthotics in a one day patient demonstration and in-service for local physical therapists of their newest technology in above the knee prosthetics. Otto Bock clinical staff and Alexander Lyons, CPO fitted transfemoral amputees with the company’s latest version of their patented microprocessor-controlled knee, the C-Leg. The Genium™ Bionic Prosthetic System was also presented.
The morning began with patient fittings and demonstrations of the C-Leg, leading into an informative afternoon providing local physical therapists with additional insight on how to adapt therapy for transfemoral amputees using this technology. It was extraordinary to witness patients’ confidence rise as they walked through inside and outside the practice at Lyons Prosthetics & Orthotics. Patient models quickly adapted to the knee and experienced a smoother, more natural movement to their gait. Of particular interest to the patients, as well as the staff attending , was that every patient felt more stable walking with this new knee.
The newest addition to the bionic family of prosthetics knees is the Genium™ Bionic Prosthetic System. According to Otto Bock, the Genium Knee is a new technology platform designed for transfemoral amputees who want the most function possible to respond to the physical and emotional demands of their daily lives. Genium is the most intuitive knee available: for the first time – without powered propulsion – prosthetic users can make quick changes in the cadence, take side-steps, go up stairs step-over-step, walk backwards, step smoothly over obstacles…and more. This knee design provides patients with the most stabile design possible, minimizing falls for patients of all activity levels.
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