Bilateral Transfemoral Amputation

Lead a more independent life with electronic knee prostheses

Live life your way

A bilateral amputation no longer means you have to give up on your plans for your life. Modern prosthetic technology provides targeted support so you 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 knee's innovative functions have been developed for the specific needs of people with a unilateral or bilateral amputation. The evolvement of microprocessor knees now means amputees are able to live more independent lives and benefit from the additional freedom an intelligent prothesis provides

Get in touch with us to find out more about our range of microprocessor knees for bilateral amputation.

FAQs

I am a bilateral amputee. Are electronically controlled prostheses right for me?

The question of whether mechatronic 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 clinician and physiotherapist also play an important role.

How will I know which special type of prosthesis is suitable for me?

Meeting your individual needs 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 clinician will work together with you to determine which prosthesis is right for you and will provide you with trial prostheses accordingly.

What do electronic knee prostheses have to offer users with a bilateral amputation?

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 Genium X3 prosthetic knee joints "recognises" an imminent stumble and can therefore prevent a fall before it happens.

Do you feel like you experience life “from the sidelines” as a bilateral amputee?

It doesn’t have to be that way. Trial our electronically controlled Kenevo knee joints such as C-Leg, so you can experience everyday activities without your wheelchair or mechanical knee. Increasing your mobility in and around your home environment can enhance your social integration and enjoyment of life. The C-Leg is the most popular microprocessor knee in the world that helps you reclaim your determination.

Do you want to enjoy life hand in hand again?

A bilateral transfemoral amputation doesn’t mean your plans for your life are over, but it does require a close consideration of various fitting solutions. Our electronically controlled C-Leg knee puts you on equal footing with your partner, 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.

Can I take part in recreational activities such as fishing trips again?

Users who use our electronically controlled Genium knee joint have been able to make decisive steps towards a fulfilling professional and personal life after using their prosthesis for only a short time. The joint supports you with smart additional functions during a wide range of activities involving your family, job and leisure time. Resistant to splashed water, it also ensures an especially smooth walking pattern.

Is going back to work after a bilateral amputation an option?

Those who want to continue with their career and actively support their family after a bilateral amputation will learn that our C-Leg 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.

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