For Immediate Release
AUSTIN, Texas (February 17, 2017)
Ottobock announced the release of the Pheon and Prosedo mechanical prosthetic knees aimed at providing mobility and stability for less active amputees.
The Pheon polycentric knee joint is an ideal choice to help less active lower limb amputees restore their ability to stand and walk both indoors and in limited community settings. With the integrated optional lock, which can be activated or deactivated by the prosthetist, the Pheon also provides targeted support for the post-amputation therapy process from initial walking exercises to the final fitting.
The Prosedo monocentric locking knee joint features individually adjustable, hydraulically controlled support for sitting down. Compared to a conventional locking knee joint, the Prosedo supports the user as they lower into a chair by dampening the knee flexion progressively. This can help provide balance and reduce strain on the user’s sound side.
“Ottobock is committed to providing new and innovative prosthetic solutions for the less active amputee population,” stated Brad Ruhl, President of US HealthCare for Ottobock. “I’m proud that Ottobock is investing in new solutions for patients who most rely on the security and stability of their prosthesis. We’re looking for ways to help every patient regain mobility and feel more confident.”
Both knees can be seen in action on the Ottobock YouTube channel. Pheon: [youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=rPhFPv5Y2nc]
Prosedo: [youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=QOKlM9mZKCI]
Lifestyle images of the Pheon and Prosedo can be downloaded at: https://us.filesync.ottobock.com/?linkid=KZi4zr6VWWWnr8alV7O6makA3Mgw6b317oDODS6ncAGbVD1e5991iw
Ottobock uses innovative technology, superior service, and world-class education to help people with physical mobility challenges.
Established in 1919 in Germany, Ottobock opened its doors in the U.S. in 1958 and in Canada in 1978. Currently in its third generation as a privately held company, Ottobock offers products and services to help people maintain or regain their freedom of movement. http://www.ottobockus.com and http://www.ottobockca.com
Adam McPherson, MBA
Corporate Brand Manager, North America
11501 Alterra Parkway, Suite 600
Austin, Texas 78758
T 512 806 2804