We love being involved in the latest and greatest technology such as OttoBocks X3, and Bebioinc hands but more often than not we are asked to fabricate a prosthesis for a patient who is just the average K2 ambulator. For those who do not know all amputees are categorized into a K-Level, K2 being an average ambulator who can walk at a single speed but can overcome obstacles of daily living such as a curb or small ramp. Recently we were approached by an elderly gentleman who had lost his leg years ago and has had a few prosthetic legs but none work. His complaints were that they were all too heavy and were just not comfortable. We worked with his insurance who would only allow for K2 components and an essentially simple prosthetic. We settled on a total OttoBock system using the 1M10 foot and Pheon 3R62 knee joint. These simple parts combined with a flexible inner socket, rigid frame, some unique trim lines and a simple ratchet system gives a very stable leg that is also very comfortable and adjustable.
O'Connor Orthopedics & Prosthetics is not only committed to helping our patients in the office but also assisting orthotic and prosthetic users around the world stay up to date on the latest and greatest.