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Otto Bock

Otto Bock



Otto Bock is a German prosthetics company situated in Duderstadt. It was founded in 1919 by its namesake prosthetist, Otto Bock. It was created in response to the large number of injured veterans from World War I.

The Otto Bock Corporation has been responsible for several standard-setting innovations in prosthetics, including the pyramid adapter (a highly adjustable linkage for prosthetic parts) and the C-Leg, a computerized knee that adaptively varies its passive resistance to suit the patients' different walking gaits.

Many C-Legs have been fitted for Iraq War veterans and so have made the news quite often since the war began.

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