A legacy of proven performance
Celebrating 25 years of the C-Leg Microprocessor Knee
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
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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.
Learn why more people choose C-Leg than any other microprocessor knee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
It’s the world’s most studied prosthetic device. Full stop.
C-Leg launched as complete microprocessor controlled knee joint (MPK).
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.
later, the new C-Leg reflects ongoing innovation & user input.
around the world have received delivery of the C-Leg.
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 25 Years of C-Leg
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*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.