Where is ACA ? Negotiated Rule Making Committee
peachesvan3377 at attbi.com
Thu Mar 28 06:58:55 PST 2002
So tell me where I can get info on an S-N-S leg? I'd like to do some
comparisons myself. Frankly, I want the most original leg like prosthetic
made. I don't care about cosmetics but I do care about performance and
versatility. I have been very active all my life and want to get back into
whatever I can from skydiving to kiteboarding, from motorcycles to bareboot
skiing as well as fishing hiking and camping.
I'm not into a Rolls Royce -it doesn't offer the performance that I want.
But I do have performance sports cars and a 4X4 used for frequent access to
the mountain ski areas, ocean beaches and lakes. When I buy something it is
for it's application - in the case of my choices for cars and motorcycles
the application is the pleasure of driving or riding performance vehicles
with high degrees of safety and handling.
Except when I shower I wear my prosthetic all through the day - if for no
other reason that's enough to have the best. If an S-N-S leg is as good help
me find out why.
From: amp-l at u.washington.edu
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2002 05:21:54 AM
To: Amputee Information Network
Subject: Re: Where is ACA ? Negotiated Rule Making Committee
In a message dated 3/27/02 7:35:19 PM Central Standard Time,
peachesvan3377 at attbi.com writes:
I don't know what an S-N-S knee is
Thanks for the reply Tom.
Your answer is what I would expect from the majority of amputees being sold
on the C-Leg. The S-N-S knee will meet or exceed the needs of 75% - 85% of
those amputees being fit with the C-Leg at much less cost. The technology
has been available for over 30 years.
>>> so I'll try to tell you the advantages over most hydraulic knees.>>>
You are correct about MOST hydraulic knees.
>>> Tests have shown >>>
And those test were conducted for Otto Bock, Yes?
>>> As you probably know the C-leg is fully programable >>>
Yes, as you recall from a previous post of mine I was in on the ground floor
with the C-Leg when I was with Otto Bock.
Don't get me wrong I am not knocking the C-Leg it is a great knee system, a
marvel of computer technology. As far as I am concerned it is the ideal knee
for almost all above knee amputees. However, I will say the same thing for
the Rolls Royce automobile and most car owners.
Do most above knee amputees need a C-leg, No. Do most above knee amputees
want a C-leg, Yes. Does marketing in prosthetics work, without question
because of an unfulfilled need of the amputee. Is this need exploitable,
only by keeping the amputee uninformed.
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