What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of microprocessor-controlled artificial knees compared with non-microprocessor-controlled alternatives?

Kelly J, Wilson L
Record ID 32013000467
Authors' recommendations: The available evidence suggests that in certain patient groups (ie healthy and active younger people who have had a transfemoral amputation), the C-LegĀ® (Otto Bock, Duderstadt) may improve health outcomes (eg body image, safety, energy efficiency, gait and functionality) compared with mechanically controlled knees. There is little evidence relating to older people with chronic illness or reduced function. There is insufficient evidence to determine whether or not microprocessor controlled prosthetic knees are cost effective compared with mechanically controlled knees.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Scotland, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Knee Prosthesis
  • Robotics
  • Microcomputers
Organisation Name: Scottish Health Technologies Group
Contact Address: Scottish Health Technologies Group, Delta House, 50 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2NP Tel: 0141 225 6998
Contact Name: his.shtg@nhs.scot
Contact Email: his.shtg@nhs.scot
Copyright: Healthcare Improvement Scotland
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