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Find lists of Clinical Studies related to Ottobock Products; including Clinical Research Summaries, Bibliographies, and links to Published Research.

Note: For comprehensive and up-to-date clinical studies, please also see the resources available on the Ottobock global Clincial Research website.

The truth about microprocessor knees

To help make the best clinical choice, a new study compares the differences between microprocessor knees. The present study found clear differences in the functional features of stance control as well as swing phase control among the four MPKs investigated.  Download (PDF)

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C-Leg Microprocessor-Controlled Prosthetic Knees

Title / Description
C-Leg Evidence Summary: View the C-Leg Evidence Summary
C-Leg Clinical Studies Bibliography: View a list of the most recent clinical studies for C-Leg and Compact

Genium / X3 Microprocessor-Controlled Prosthetic Knees

Genium / X3 Clinical Studies: View a complete list of clinical studies for Genium and X3
Genium / X3 Evidence: View the Genium / X3 Evidence Summary

Clinical Studies using Microprocessor Knees with Limited Community Ambulators (K2)

Clinical Studies: Using Microprocessor Knees with Limited Community Ambulators (K2)
Systematic Review: MPKs for K2 Ambulators
Summary: Kenevo RCT
Summary: FASTK2
Kenevo Evidence: View the Kenevo Evidence Summary

Bilateral Prostheses

Bilateral Studies Bibliography: View a complete list of clinical studies for Bilateral Prostheses

Prosthetic Hips

Clinical Studies and Articles: Prosthetic Hip

Harmony Vacuum System

The Benefits of Vacuum Compared to Other Suspension Materials: View a summary of studies comparing vacuum suspension to pin and suction suspension.
The Harmony®: Early Fitting of Transtibial Amputees with Unhealed Residual Limb Wounds: View a summary of studies on patients with unhealed ulcers/wounds who were fitted with Harmony.
Harmony Vacuum System Clinical Studies Bibliography: View a complete list of clinical studies for the Harmony Vacuum System

Microprocessor Foot Clinical Studies

Clinical Studies: Microprocessor Foot
Bibliography: Empower Foot

Advanced Orthotics Clinical Studies

C-Brace Evidence: Evidence Summary

  1. Schmalz T, Pröbsting E, Auberger R, Siewert G. A functional comparison of conventional knee-ankle-foot orthoses and a microprocessor-controlled leg orthosis system based on biomechanical parameters. Prosthet Orthot Int published online 23 September 2014, DOI: 10.1177/0309364614546524.
  2. Pröbsting E, Kannenberg A, Zacharias B. Safety and walking ability of KAFO users with the C-Brace® Orthotronic Mobility System, a new microprocessor stance and swing control orthosis. Prosthet Orthot Int 2017; Feb;41(1):65-77. PMID: 27151648.
KAFO vs. C-Brace Evidence: Evidence Summary