A legacy of proven performance
Celebrating 25 years of the C-Leg Microprocessor Knee
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The spirit of empowerment

You will never walk alone

C-Leg the signature microprocessor controlled knee joint started a revolution in prosthetics. A quarter century and over 100,000 fittings later, it’s still the most popular prosthesis of its kind. See how the C-Leg keeps users moving forward with decades of innovation in every step.


Real epic users, real epic life

No one knows the C-Leg better than those who wear it everyday. Check out the latest social posts from users around the globe.

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Let’s celebrate #25YearsOfCLeg together

Join us in celebrating this special occasion on social media

  1. Take a picture or video of your favorite C-Leg move

  2. Share it on your social media profile and use the hashtag #25YearsOfCLeg

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Since 1997

C-Leg – The Signature Microprocessor Controlled Knee Joint

Since 1997, one microprocessor knee technology has set the standard for every other available option. It’s the one patented technology that empowers humans with the proven performance they need to live the healthy, active life they want. C-Leg adapts to your unique gait pattern and walking speeds, so you can keep your focus where it matters — not on your next step, but on where you want it to take you.

C-Leg success stories

Learn why more people choose C-Leg than any other microprocessor knee.

Brandon, Entrepreneur and Fashion Designer, USA
"The C-Leg has improved my life tremendously."

After losing his leg in a motorcycle accident, Brandon recovered from the traumatic experience with the support of his family, friends, and fraternity brothers. He went on to found The Mind Clothing, a fashion brand that harnesses his unwaveringly positive spirit.

Amy, Athlete, USA
"C-Leg enabled me to pursue an athletic career."

Born with a limb difference Amy shied away from sports while growing up. But after college that changed. Having the C-Leg helped her to be the best athlete possible. Now she is a competitive adaptive athlete and got recently fitted with a Genium X3.

Dima, Interior Design Student, UK
"I describe myself as strong willed."

After losing her leg in a bombing that struck her home in Syria, Dima began her journey to recovery on crutches. She’s come a long way since then, and now enjoys a healthy active lifestyle with her C-Leg 4.

Billy, leads Steps of Faith Foundation, USA
"With C-Leg, I live a full, active life."

Born with a limb difference Amy shied away from sports while growing up. But after college that changed. HavinAfter losing her leg in a bombing that struck her home in Syria, DiAfter losing his leg to cancer, Billy devoted his life to leading the Steps of Faith Foundation, which helps people without insurance get the prosthesis they need. With his C-Leg, Billy is as active as ever, playing drums and hanging out with his two kids, all while serving the greater amputee community.

Rebecca, Motivator and Model, UK
"I want to do something positive with my life."

As a kid, Rebecca tried to hide her limb difference. But as her awareness of other people like her grew, she realized it was ok to embrace being different. She’s always looking to challenge herself and inspire others as she participates in a variety of activities with her C-Leg.

Rebecca, Fashion Student, AT
"I’m still me – just with a special accessory."

Rebecca loves to express creativity in every facet of her life. With the new custom shield insert for the new C-Leg guard and protective cover, Rebecca’s unique style and personality shine through with each step she takes.

Georg, Personal Trainer, AT
"I felt more restricted before the amputation than now."

Georg maintains an unwavering positive attitude toward life. In fact, he believes his amputation has created new possibilities for him, such as realizing his childhood dream of skiing, discovering a passion for the javelin, and becoming a para-athlete. The new C-Leg supports him during sports, daily routines, and everything in between.

Royal, Estate Agent, USA With C-Leg
"I started a new chapter in my life."

Born with a shorter leg, Royal got amputated at 9 years old. She started to use C-Leg a few years ago and feels that she walks now with more ease.

Proven performance

It’s the world’s most studied prosthetic device. Full stop.


C-Leg launched as complete microprocessor controlled knee joint (MPK).

100.000 fittings

have now helped more users regain mobility than any other MPK.

up to 90%

of C-Leg users prefer the C-Leg to their previous prosthesis.*

77 scientific publications

support the benefits C-Leg users enjoy every day.

4 updates

later, the new C-Leg reflects ongoing innovation & user input.

63 countries

around the world have received delivery of the C-Leg.

Innovation for everyday life

The celebration continues with the new C-Leg 4

The crowning achievement of these 25 years, the C-Leg 4 update provides new features for even more reliability, next-level personalization, and a better user experience:

  • A darker color option — Midnight Shadow

  • Customizable shield insert to reflect users’ individual style

  • Deep sleep mode to conserve battery

  • Redesigned charger for one-handed use

  • Support for sitting down plus more comfort once seated

  • Assisted descent on ramps and stairs

  • Improved stance release for smooth, reliable movement

  • Helpful training function to optimize use

  • More customized options via MyMode Plus

Press kit

Press Kit 25 Years of C-Leg

Looking for press releases, photos, videos, and more to use in your publication? We’ve got you covered!

*Kannenberg, A., Zacharias, B., & Pröbsting, E. (2014). Benefits of microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees to limited community ambulators: systematic review. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 51(10), 1469-96.