Correct prosthetic alignment is essential

Leg prosthesis users understand the importance of correct static prosthetic alignment, particularly if they want to lead an active life and are dependent on the suitability of their prosthesis for everyday use. At the OTWorld industry trade show in Leipzig, we once again demonstrated just how important constructive cooperation between O&P professionals, users and therapists is.

Based on the example of C-Leg wearer Kai-Uwe (51), O&P professional Dries Glorieux explains how the L.A.S.A.R. Posture technology provides ideal support for prosthetic alignment. If, for example, the therapist observes an asymmetric gait pattern during gait training, this is initially just a personal perception, which however, can later be substantiated using biometric data. Starting with the PROS.A. Assembly, a device for aligning prostheses, the O&P professional can check the static bench alignment of the prosthesis and then carry out adjustments using measurements made on the 3D L.A.S.A.R. Posture. The goal is to achieve optimal prosthetic alignment to minimise the necessity to make physically damaging compensating movements, thereby ensuring maximum user comfort.