Questions and answers on our knee joints’ integrated Stumble Recovery
Enhanced safety with integrated Stumble Recovery
Whether you’re out discovering nature with your dog or want to keep up with the group on a company tour – prosthesis users have to constantly focus on recognising falling risks early enough. Our electronic knee joints’ integrated Stumble Recovery lets you direct your attention to the people and places around you, rather than on the ground conditions or your prosthesis.
Below you will find a range of answers to questions you might have regarding the Stumble Recovery integrated in our knee joints. If you still require further information, please contact an O&P professional you trust.
Can the integrated Stumble Recovery give prosthesis users a greater sense of safety and therefore enhanced quality of life?
Our electronic knee joints’ Stumble Recovery has been clinically proven to give many users substantially higher confidence in their prosthesis. A large number of users feel that being able to concentrate more on their surroundings and people around them, rather than on potential stumbling risks, enhances their quality of life.
What do we mean when we say that an electronic knee joint with integrated Stumble Recovery can “recognise” a fall before it happens?
Ottobock’s electronically controlled joints have sensors which analyse movement patterns. In the case of the integrated Stumble Recovery, the knee joint “recognises” the pattern of movement that accompanies a fall and responds with immediate damping. This allows the user’s full weight to be placed on the prosthetic leg, preventing the fall in many cases or minimising the impacts of falling.
Varying terrain often presents a risk of stumbling. While people who don’t wear a prosthesis can frequently catch themselves before they fall, stumbling poses a huge challenge for prosthesis users.
For this reason, our knee joints’ Stumble Recovery is advantageous for any prosthesis user who has had a transfemoral amputation as this feature can prevent or mitigate an impending fall in many cases.
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