The industry standard in polycentric knees, the Total Knee, has been redesigned and given a whole new look.
This is the go-to knee for superior shock absorption, increased comfort and a more natural gait. Mid-swing shortening offers increased toe clearance during swing to prevent hip-hiking and the 3-phase hydraulic swing control accommodates changes in walking speed. Plus, the adjustable stance flexion feature mimics the knee flexion that occurs during early stance, reducing shock and stress on the residual limb.
Most people with an above-knee amputation value stability and safety as much as comfortable, natural gait. And it’s for exactly that reason that the Total Knee 2000 combines all three.
This popular, highly effective design incorporates a number of features that are unique to Total Knee. Once the knee is fully extended and straight, for example, it locks tight making it exceptionally stable. And the lock does not release until the knee’s user moves forward onto the toe area, in preparation for the next step.
When trust and confidence are key issues, Total Knee 2000 is an ideal companion. Perfect for light work and general walking, even on slopes.
The polycentric design incorporates a geometric locking mechanism, which produces a locking moment to avoid inadvertent bending of the knee when the user’s weight is transferred onto it. A built-in shock absorber provides additional control and reduces shock and stress on the residual limb and lower back.
Natural, energy- efficient motion is achieved with the help of swing-phase adjustments, made by the prosthetist. These allow the knee to swing forward at a speed that is suits the user’s preferred walking speed.
Another safety advantage is the way the knee automatically compacts in length as the leg swings forward. That action provides better toe clearance, reducing the risk of anyone stubbing their toe and stumbling.
Finally, the light weight of the knee makes it easy to handle, even for patients whose physical abilities may rule out some heavier prosthetics.
If you think the Total Knee 2000 could be a knee you would feel comfortable with, discuss it as an option with your prosthetist.
|Total Knee 2000 User Information|
|Amputation level:||Transfemoral and Knee Disarticulation|
|Impact level:||Moderate to High|
|Max Patient Weight:||100kg (220lbs)|
|Other:||The low build height of Total Knee 2000 is useful for long limbs or knee disarticulation|
|Total Knee 2000 Product Information|
|24 months limited warranty. Make sure the adapter does NOT touch the back link or front links during full flexion. This can cause damage to the knee and will void the warranty.|
|Weight of Knee:||690g (24.3oz)|
|Build height:||173mm (6 13/16")|
|Knee Flexion:||Stop at 160°|