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Benefits of microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees to limited community ambulators: Systematic review

Andreas Kannenberg, MD, PhD, et al.

Benefits of microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees (MPKs), such as significant reductions in falls and other important safety-related parameters, function, and mobility, have been well established in community ambulators (Medicare Functional Classification Level [MFCL]-3) with a transfemoral amputation (TFA). Little is known whether lowerfunctioning individuals (MFCL-2) with a TFA, who make up a big share in the elderly and thus veteran population with amputation, may also benefit from using MPKs. Therefore, the purpose of this systematic review was to analyze the scientific literature for proven effects of the use of MPKs in the MFCL-2 population.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.05.0118

Volume 51 Number 10, 2014
   Pages 1469 — 1496


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Kannenberg A, Zacharias B, Pröbsting E. Benefits of microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees to limited community ambulators: Systematic review. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(10):1469–96.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.05.0118
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