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    Running prosthesis
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Running prosthesis

An individual running prosthesis system allows you to do sports again.

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Physiotherapy

We’ll get you fit and show you what’s possible with a running prosthesis.

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Running prostheses for leisure and professional athletes

There’s good news for full and lower leg amputees (adults and children alike) who like to exercise: with us, you get individual running prostheses systems with high functionality and optimal wearing comfort!

Would you like to jog through the forest in a relaxed way or sprint to performance level? The carbon suspension feet can be used flexibly and are suitable for both leisure and competitive sports. Thanks to their simple handling, even less experienced runners can make rapid progress. At the same time, they enable professional athletes to perform excellently.

Depending on your specific requirements, we tailor the shaft, dynamics and spring hardness of the prosthesis to your body.

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Prosthesis shaft

As a direct link between humans and prosthetic techniques, the shaft system plays the central role in prosthetic treatment.

You can choose between different shaft concepts:

  • Full-contact shafts with silicone inner shafts: Compared to liner systems, these shafts have an advantage in terms of adhesion, control, comfort and thus increase the performance for use in sports.
  • Ischium-ramus-encircling shaft concepts: The shafts offer high control and stability and is comfortable, thanks to design principles based on muscle and bone properties (e.g. M.A.S. Shaft design, PBSS thigh shaft)
  • Subischial sockets: The purely muscle-guided shaft systems, with their reduced shaft areas, enable very high comfort and plenty of freedom of movement.

We would be happy to advise you on which shaft concept suits you best. We will select the shaft technique, material and fitting parts together with you and optimize your prosthesis during the trial appointments until you are satisfied.

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Prosthesis fitting parts

Knee joint

The knee joint is selected according to your amputation level, your stump condition and the requirements of the sport. Both monocentric (single-axis) and polycentric (multi-axis) knee joints from different manufacturers are used. They all have a stand and swing phase control, which is precisely adjusted to your needs and the sport.

Foot

The foot fittings are always equipped either with or without heel. Pure running feet, developed for jogging and sprinting, do not have a heel, while wide sport feet do. 

The different constructions of the carbon springs significantly influence the design of the foot. Should it be an aggressive foot with a strong entrance, which offers very linear force development or a foot for jogging with the most harmonious and progressive spring characteristic curve possible, which reduces pressure peaks? In amateur sports (e.g. handball, football, volleyball), a foot with a long carbon spring for the forefoot area and a carbon heel are recommended in order to enable a safe stepping situation, e.g. during avoidance steps.

Patient stories

Julia’s skills are impressive

Despite her congenital deformities on all four extremities, Julia lives a very active life. Julia drives a car, goes riding regularly and lovingly looks after her horses. With her customized sports prostheses, she’s now running up to six kilometers.

You can find the entire patient story about Julia here:

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