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How the C-Leg® Works
The C-Leg® Microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee started a revolution for above-knee amputees.
The Standard of Care for More Than a Decade
Working with your Prosthetist, your conversations and goal setting will drive the decision about what system will best support your activities. For more than 30,000 people, the C-Leg microprocessor-controlled knee is the answer. It adds stability when you speed up, slow down, take on hills and go down stairs step-over-step—resulting in a secure, more natural gait.
How C-Leg® Technology Works
The revolutionary microprocessor that controls the C-Leg receives feedback from multiple sensors 50 times a second, anticipating your next move and making adjustments in real time. This keeps your knee stable when you weight it, free-swinging when you step through—and always ready to support you if you stumble.
Shopping at the mall, waiting for the bus, navigating the grocery store – all places where a trip may be more likely – are a smoother stroll with the C-Leg microprocessor knee. Whenever the C-Leg senses that you're in an insecure position it will stiffen to provide the support you need to recover. When it senses that you're secure again, it offers its normal, reliable support.
Multiple Modes for Multiple Uses
For the first time, you can customize and control the function of your knee either with a remote control or by bouncing on your toe. The first two modes can be set for walking and your other favorite activities, such as driving or riding a bike. A third standing mode lets you lock the leg yourself between 7 and 70 degrees, helping you use less energy no matter what you stand for.
This feature – third mode – was added in newer versions of the C-Leg. If you have an older one, ask your Prosthetist if you would benefit from more function.
The C-Leg Protector is a tough exterior shell that keeps your C-Leg protected from the environment. It's easy to put on and take off and includes an anti-slip feature to make the knee more stable when you kneel.
Test Drive The C-Leg:
How do you know if the C-Leg is right for you? Call today to schedule your Free C-Leg Test Drive. Read more about our Test Drive program by clicking here.
If you are interested in getting more information about the C-Leg, please call us at 800-315-9808 or use our Contact Form to send us an email.
We have facilities in Santa Rosa, Corte Madera, and Ukiah.