Dorset Orthopaedic patient Craig Wiltshire was the first patient in the UK to be fitted with a Genium® Microprocessor Controlled Knee in November. Craig underwent Osseo-Integration (OI) surgery, an innovative operation to fit a prosthesis directly to the patient’s skeleton.
The Genium® Knee, by Ottobock, has been created using groundbreaking technology. It has been harnessed for effective, everyday use. This makes the leg prosthesis system, with all its functions, easier for the user to handle, ensuring the user gets the most benefit possible. This product redefines quality of life for the wearer, facilitating quick, complex movements, allowing the user to easily step over obstacles, and even ascend stairs.
The Genium offers new features that respond instantly to whatever changes in speed or direction the wearer makes. The patient can trust the prosthesis, keeping the mind free for other things: this can only happen because the user does not have to give commands or control movements.
See below to watch Craig demonstrating the Genium Knee:
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