• Laufprothese bei Dysmelie | © Pohlig GmbH
    Prostheses for foot,
    leg & hip
    Running prosthesis
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Running prosthesis

An individually customized running prosthesis allows you to do sports again.

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

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Jogging or sprinting with running springs

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 (carbon fibre prostheses) 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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Prosthetic socket

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

You can choose between different socket concepts:

  • Full-contact shafts with silicone inner socket: 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 shaft offers 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 socket systems, with their reduced socket areas, enable very high comfort and plenty of freedom of movement.

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

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Prosthetic 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.


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 story

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 is now running up to six kilometers!

Patientengeschichte | © Pohlig GmbH

Let yourself be inspired! We follow many interesting patients during their Pohlig appointment and give you personal insights.


For those who want to delve even deeper into the subject, we have a suitable video for almost every area of treatment!


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Jael sprints through life

Jael would love to run everywhere. Walking is just too slow for her. The athletic girl loves track and field and would like to become a pediatric nurse when she grows up.

Jael was born with a shortened leg and no right arm. Her congenital deformity (dysmelia) is called a tibial defect. With an orthoprosthesis that is precisely adapted to her shortened leg, Jael can walk, stand and - thanks to her carbon spring - even run!