Differences in function and safety between Medicare Functional Classification Level-2 and -3 transfemoral amputees and influence of prosthetic knee joint control.

@article{Hafner2009DifferencesIF,
  title={Differences in function and safety between Medicare Functional Classification Level-2 and -3 transfemoral amputees and influence of prosthetic knee joint control.},
  author={Brian J Hafner and Douglas G. Smith},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={417-33}
}
The functional differences between persons with amputation who are classified as Medicare Functional Classification Level (MFCL)-2 and -3 include the abilities to walk at various cadences and to negotiate environmental barriers outside the home. This study compared the effect of active microprocessor control and passive mechanical control of the prosthetic knee on function and safety in 17 subjects with transfemoral amputation (8 MFCL-2 and 9 MFCL-3). Assessed functional tasks included hill and… CONTINUE READING