New Helix3D Hip Joint
March 01, 2009
Otto Bock's Helix 3D 7E10 is the first hip joint with hydraulic stance- and swing-phase control. The Helix 3D provides pelvic rotation and a greater flexion angle, giving users more natural gait patterns and increased freedom of movement.
The Helix's three-dimensional movement mimics the human hip joint's natural and symmetrical gait pattern. Its polycentric design allows for leg length reduction during swing phase, which reduces the risk of falling and increases function.
Because the hip joint offers a larger flexion angle of 130 degrees, it is easier to accomplish activities of daily living such as putting on shoes or getting into a car.
Otto Bock HealthCare