Individuals with missing legs from above the knee are in need of prosthetic knee joints. These artificial knee joints can be difficult to obtain in developing countries because of their complex manufacturing process. Local manufacturing with locally available materials would mitigate the cost and increase availability of these essential parts in developing countries.

Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]

Using molded thermoplastic composites, the OTRC Knee is a durable, lightweight and inexpensive knee joint. The standard modular design makes manufacturing in developing countries feasible and affordable, increasing availability for people needing a transfemoral (across the femur) fitting.

Relevance to developing country settings[edit | edit source]

The OTRC Knee Joint is designed for use in developing countries. Additionally, it is manufactured in Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Sierra Leone.

Designed by[edit | edit source]

  • Designed by: Prosthetics Outreach Foundation
  • Manufacturer location: International Headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA

Funding Source[edit | edit source]

This device receives philanthropic funding from the Prosthetics Outreach Foundation

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