New water and corrosion resistant rotation adapter gives more comfort, safety and movement for patients
Ottobock has launched a new adapter for its above-knee prostheses, giving wearers more movement, comfort and safety in and out of the water.
The 4R57=WR rotation adapter is resistant to water and corrosion and enables the flexed lower leg to rotate against the socket, so it can pivot inwards or outwards as desired.
By having the rotation adapter as part of the overall prosthesis, wearers will be able to move without back strain while putting on shoes or completing other bending activities, can sit cross-legged, and generally be in a more relaxed position. The functions of the rotation adapter are not only to enhance comfort, but also promote the key aspects of prevention and safety.
The 4R57=WR rotation adapter is suitable for people weighing up to 166kg and is available in two versions with different types of proximal connection — the 4R57=WR with a pyramid adapter and the 4R57=WR-ST, a space saving version with a thread, which is set for release in the spring.
In addition to the combination with the Genium X3, the rotator can also be used with the 3R80 and 3WR95 prosthetic knee joints, which are also waterproof.