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Posted By: Jeff Vranesh, CPO on August 27, 2012
I have a 62 yr old male above knee patient who wants to walk a marathon.
He currently is walking 3-4 miles a day at a rate of about 3 miles per
He is using a Total Knee 2000 with flex walk foot which he claims is
preventing him from going faster than 3mph,he wants to walk 4-5 mph.
The knee is hitting terminal impact(which is another issue,noise) without
It appears he should be able to increase his speed with this knee.
What am I missing ?
I informed him at this speed he will always have the terminal impact and is
OK with that.
He has "The Need For Knee Speed"
Any suggestions on a knee for him ?
Jeff Vranesh, C.P.
Reseda Prosthetics, Inc.
18441 Bryant Street
Northridge, CA 91325
Phone: (818) 993-5441
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