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Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 753 — 766

Functional performance differences between the Genium and C-Leg prosthetic knees and intact knees

CPT M. Jason Highsmith, PhD, DPT, CP(USAR), et al.

Persons with transfemoral amputation (TFA) have impaired function that can potentially be improved with interventions including microprocessor knees (MPKs). The Genium offers an advanced sensory array and processing algorithms but has not been tested in functional activities. This study tested 20 persons with TFA using the Genium and C-Leg and compared them with 5 nondisabled control subjects using the Continuously Scaled Physical Functional Performance- 10 assessment. The performance of persons with TFA improved with the Genium versus C-Leg and did not differ significantly from nondisabled control subjects. Nonetheless, regardless of knee, persons with TFA did not equal or surpass nonamputees in any functional domain, suggesting room for improvements in MPK functional performance.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.06.0149


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Highsmith MJ, Kahle JT, Miro RM, Cress ME, Lura DJ, Quillen WS, Carey SL, Dubey RV, Mengelkoch LJ. Functional performance differences between the Genium and C-Leg prosthetic knees and intact knees. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):753–66.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.06.0149
ResearcherID: Derek J. Lura, PhD: E-8210-2011
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