VGK-S for short transfemoral amputees
The VGK-S is the only knee joint designed specifically for the needs of the short transfemoral amputee.
The weight of the prosthesis critical with a short transfemoral amputation because there is less muscle left to move the prosthesis. The VGK-S weighs just under 1 kg. Further, the VGK-S has taken the revolutionary approach to use the space between the end of the residual limb and the knee centre. By positioning the knee much closer to the body, you have more direct control of the knee.
The VGK-S is a Fluidic Processor Knee (FPK), which means high performance without the need for charging. It offers stumble recovery and sophisticated stance and swing phase control, which supports variable walking speeds, leg-over-leg stair descent and use on uneven terrain.
The VGK-S weighs less than 1 kg and is positioned close to the body, for a lightweight experience
The VGK-S is default swing knee, with stumble recovery triggered by extension of the hip
The VGK-S is controlled from the thigh, which gives you easier and intuitive control over the knee
Stairs & slopes
Controlled leg-over-leg stairs and slope descent
High performance, no battery charging
Occasional wetting and immersion up to 5m deep
Adapts within a single step to changes in walking speed
Cycling mode (optional)
Selectable cycling function
- Fluidic Processor Knee (FPK) technology
- Interruptible swing
- Stumble recovery
- Variable cadence
- Controlled stair and slope descent
- Temperature & load compensation
- No charging required
- Up to three selectable stance modes:
- Everyday walking mode
- Ultra-high stance resistance mode
- Cycling mode (optional)
- Selectable swing-phase lock
- Socket delimited flexion
|Short transfemoral amputation, hip
disarticulation, bilateral amputation
Suitable for use with osseointegration (requires manufacturer’s prior consent)
|Max. knee angle
|Not applicable (not an electrical device)
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