I wanted to find out for myself how the knee functions after going down more than 655 stairs. A must read for new amputees as well as for more experienced prosthetic leg users! This is the website of the lady whose Youtube video had inspired me to start running on a fitness prosthesis. Note that I do not wear a shoe with my prosthesis. This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. Oliver built so that all that information could be in one place. In the next two videos I have been testing s VGK (VERY GOOD KNEE). When became an above-the-knee amputee, he spent too much time on the Internet trying to find information about his prosthetic options.
According to the manufacturer, the VGK has a special type of fluidic control that compensates for increased temperature, additional weight bearing, additional weight of the foot (shoe). Also see.
So look at this video to see what I found out: In the next video there are more impressions of me testing the VGK. is an information resource for amputees, designed by 8 top prosthetic experts from Australia and Britain.
This is primarily because I have a short stump and I need to save weight in order to be able to control my prosthesis better. In addition, the prosthetic foot s energy storing function works best when there is no shoe.
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I know from my experience with other mechanical hydraulic knees that they lose function when the hydraulic oil gets hot. I found that for me it works much better without. All content on this website, including dictionary, thesaurus, literature, geography, and other reference data is for informational purposes only.