- It offers the most efficient protection against falls according to the state-of-the-art technology.
- Highest level of safety due to mechatronic hydraulic stance phase
- Closely resembles the natural gait pattern on all surfaces
- Three-year warranty
- C-Leg compact mobility warranty
- approved for patient weights up to: 125 kg/ 275 lb
What’s new about the C-Leg compact? For more safety and comfort we added a new standing or locking function which can be activated with a remote control. Swing phase features have also been considerably improved. A new design rounds out the new C-Leg compact: quality of life through functionality that is attractive, too.
The C-Leg compact is the further development of the C-Leg introduced in 1997. The leg prosthesis system C-Leg compact was especially designed for the requirements of transfemoral amputees with limited mobility, such as older persons who walk more slowly or transfemoral prosthesis wearers with a pronounced need for safety. With the C-Leg compact, amputees starting at Mobility Grade 2 - limited outdoor walkers - can also enjoy the advantages of the electronic control system. A high level of safety, not the highest possible activity level, was the priority during the development of the C-Leg compact.
High Level of Safety due to C-Leg Technology
Through the use of C-Leg Technology, the C-Leg compact always recognizes which phase of gait the wearer currently is in, and adjusts itself accordingly in real time. When sitting down in a chair or walking on an uneven surface (such as a slope or stairs) the mechatronic hydraulic stance phase safety system is always active. It stabilizes the joint from heel impact right up to the point when it switches precisely to the hydraulically controlled swing phase. The result: A high level of safety through the entire gait cycle.
Of course, the C-Leg compact can be adjusted to the individual safety requirements of your customer, just like the C-Leg - for example when walking down stairs. This significantly reduces the risk of falling. In addition, individual fine adjustments corresponding to the wearer’s requirements can be made to the C-Leg compact.
With the C-Leg compact, your customer can usually achieve a more natural gait pattern. The load is distributed evenly over both legs, which provides relief for the contralateral side. Due to the unusually high level of safety provided by the prosthesis system, much less concentration on the prosthesis is required. Instead, your customer can once again focus on the nice things in life and safely handle everyday challenges, large and small.
Coping with obstacles smoothly – with C-Leg Technology
C-Leg reduces the risk of falling significantly. This has been proven repeatedly by scientific studies (see under Documents | Infomaterial the information regarding C-Leg compact Studies and Publications). The new C-Leg compact uses updated C-Leg Technology that especially meets the needs of less active amputees who require additional stability.
The C-Leg Technology study results prove these additional factors:
- reduced cognitive demand during walking
- increased activity and range of movement
- intensified confidence in prosthesis
- less energy expenditure when walking, longer daily use of the prosthesis