Safety, Energy Efficiency, and Cost Efficacy of the C-Leg for Transfemoral Amputees: A Review of the Literature

  title={Safety, Energy Efficiency, and Cost Efficacy of the C-Leg for Transfemoral Amputees: A Review of the Literature},
  author={Michael Jason Highsmith and Jason Kahle and Dennis R. Bongiorni and Bryce S. Sutton and Shirley Groer and Kenton R. Kaufman},
  journal={Prosthetics and Orthotics International},
  pages={362 - 377}
The purpose of this paper was to review the literature through a structured literature review and provide a grade of recommendation for patient safety, gait energy efficiency, and cost effectiveness of the C-Leg microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee for transfemoral amputees. Medline (Ovid) and CINAHL (EBSCO) data bases were searched to identify potentially pertinent studies within the 1995–2009 time range. Studies were screened and sorted. Pertinent studies were rated for methodologic… 

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