Knee mechanisms for through-knee prostheses.

  • Kevin M Oberg
  • Published 1983 in Prosthetics and orthotics international


The most widely used knee mechanisms for through-knee amputees can be characterized as three principal types of design. These types are metal side bars with heavy duty joints, conventional knee mechanisms for above-knee amputees and special polycentric linkage mechanisms for through-knee amputees. An investigation in Sweden in 1979 showed that over 50% of… (More)


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