Prosthetic knee joints
The natural human gait is divided into two phases: the swing phase, when the leg swings forward and the stance phase, when the leg is standing on the ground. Combining these phases and translating them into fluent movements with the help of an artificial joint makes it clear that the requirements for a prosthetic knee joint are highly specialised and extremely complex.
A secure stance phase needs to be combined with a dynamic swing phase in order to approach the diversity of movements in the human gait pattern as closely as possible. Some prosthetic knee joints are controlled by various functions. Your prosthetist will provide you with detailed information on the possibilities for your fitting in the course of extensive consultations.