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exo pneumatic knees
Posted By: Kristin Schafer on June 15, 2012
I have a gentleman who has a knee disarticulation who has been wearing
single axis joints, exo shank, with a back check strap. He may at one point
have had an elastic extension assist strap on it as well. What is the
group's experience with exo pneumatic knees with outside hinges. Is there
only the Dupaco units with the internal yokes (#56226-30)? What have you
used that's as lightweight as possible? What has been your patients'
feedback in switching from a freely swinging single axis knee to the use of
a pneumatic or hydraulic system. I am wondering if the added weight might
be a turn off for him. He's one of these guys who has walked on this one
leg for the past 18 years and I may be wasting his time trying something
new. He said he's like to try it and see!
I look forward to your responses.
Have a nice weekend everyone!
Kristin Schafer, B.Sc.(Kin.), C.P.(c)
Health Sciences North
41 Ramsey Lake Rd.
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