Bionic legs will 'improve the quality of life' for amputees

The next generation of micro processor knee is a fantastic prosthetic development and now seen to have proven benefits for certain amputees. It will improve the quality of life and rehabilitation for our patients, where it is clinically suitable.

Not only does it provide better stability and improved mobility but will also help reduce back pain and aid rehabilitation generally.

The team at Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre are now planning for individual patients to be offered the next generation of micro processor knee where clinically appropriate.

– Surgeon General Air Marshal Paul Evans

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'Bionic legs' for Armed Forces

All members of the Armed Forces, past and present, injured in Iraq or Afghanistan will be able to get state-of-the-art micro processor limbs, known as "bionic legs".