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New NHS funding helps amputee to improve his mobility and safety

NHS England is now able to offer microprocessor controlled prosthetic knees under newly approved funding. John Morris, an amputee of over 50 years and a patient at the Bristol Centre for Enablement, is one of the first to benefit from this new policy. At the age of 14, John from Catcott in Somerset had his left leg amputated through the ... Read More »

NHS to give amputees advanced prosthetic technology

Ottobock UK has welcomed the Government’s decision to approve the funding for the long awaited, Clinical Commissioning Policy: Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knees. The policy allows hundreds of amputees living in England with above-knee limb loss access, via the NHS, to a life changing Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knee (MPK). The policy regulates the NHS provision of a specific category of prosthetic ... Read More »

NHS funding for advanced prosthetic technology imminent

Amputees in England living with above-knee limb loss are awaiting the imminent decision, from the NHS, for funding approval of a vital and necessary policy; Clinical Commissioning Policy: Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knees. This policy would give above-knee amputees living in England access, via the NHS, to a life changing Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knee (MPK). If funding is approved it is ... Read More »

Partnership calls on global community to support social inclusion through sport and technology

A unique partnership between UK employment charity Shaw Trust and international sports technology business Ottobock, is calling for greater access to sport and assistive technology to achieve independence for disabled people. Shaw Trust and Ottobock will be using the 23rd Rehabilitation International World Congress in Edinburgh this year as a platform to raise the awareness of the importance of sport ... Read More »

Ottobock extends partnership with IPC until the end of 2020

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Ottobock have extended their worldwide partnership until the end of 2020. An international partner since 2005 and the longest serving partner to the Paralympic Games, Ottobock has provided technical services for equipment used by Paralympians since the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games, where the company’s ‘Passion for Paralympics’ was born. Today Ottobock’s Sportsline provides the equipment for Para athletes ... Read More »

Philip found his confidence with the C-Leg

Philip Patsalos, a Professor at University College London’s Institute of Neurology, saw his life both saved and changed by the choices he made one fateful day in July back in 2005. Typically, Philip is at work around 8.00am but on 7 July 2005 after he had a ‘very modest’ lie-in Philip was on his way to work travelling on the ... Read More »

Blade Boy Rio the first to be fitted by Dorset Orthopaedic with Ottobock’s junior running blade

Rio Woolf, an eight year old boy with a passion for the Paralympics, is the first in the UK and Ireland as well as the youngest to be fitted by Dorset Orthopaedic with the 1E93 Runner junior; a new junior running blade made by Ottobock. New Ottobock and Dorset Orthopaedic ambassador Rio, who is also known as Blade Boy Rio, ... Read More »

Ottobock introduces 4th generation of world’s first fully computer controlled prosthetic knee

 Ottobock, a world leading supplier of innovative solutions for people with limited mobility, has launched C-Leg 4, the fourth generation of the worlds first completely microprocessor controlled leg prosthesis. Since its inception in 1997, C-Leg has set the standard for microprocessor knees and every iteration since has continually improved the functionality and benefits for the user. Over 60,000 people have ... Read More »

World’s most advanced prosthetic leg helps amputee find his feet

Graham Smith’s new Genium X3 bionic leg allows him to get back on his bike… and much, much more Graham Smith has spent over 10% of his life in hospital. He lost his leg in 2003 following a tragic motorbike accident and six weeks after he left hospital, he got straight back on his bike. “You should never let fear ... Read More »

Revolutionary new computer-controlled prosthetic leg launched

World-leading prosthetic manufacturer Ottobock, has launched a new technologically advanced prosthetic leg designed specifically for people with low mobility levels who encounter problems walking in their daily life. The new Kenevo knee, which has been launched in the UK today, uses some of the most advanced technology in world to help patients, sit, stand and walk during the rehabilitation process. ... Read More »

Samantha Kinghorn Pushes the Boundaries

Samantha Kinghorn, one of the UK’s most successful wheelchair racers, has become the first person in the UK to be supplied with a new ‘every day’ carbon fibre wheelchair from mobility specialists Ottobock. Provided by Bromakin Wheelchairs, the Voyager Evo wheelchair is made to the highest quality, designed for active wheelchair users and is nearly indestructible. Perfect for her busy, ... Read More »

British Army soldier regains ability to walk using most advanced bionic leg in the world

Craig lost his left leg in 2010 whilst serving in Afghanistan with the British Army. He has since regained his ability to walk using the most advanced bionic leg in the world and has become a symbol of hope for other injured veterans through his charity work with BLESMA and Help for Heroes.   Craig Gadd, from Hull, Yorkshire lost ... Read More »