Know the difference

What separates Ottobock microprocessor knees from all the rest? Browse the topics below to learn about the unique advantages and features of Ottobock MPKs and how they are able to help people regain their mobility.

Weatherproof versus waterproof? Intuitive Stance? The advantages of the right MPK go deeper than looks. Once you know the difference, you'll be in a better position to make healthcare decisions that fit your needs and your life.

What is an IP rating?

Life can get a little wet sometimes. Knowing how protected your prosthesis is from exposure to the elements is key to understanding what types of activities you can safely enjoy without worrying about ruining your device.


Intuitive Stance explained

Any time you stand for a long period of time, you are at risk for increased knee and back pain – especially if you’re an above-knee prosthesis user. Ottobock’s Intuitive Stance feature blocks the knee from bending or buckling so you can distribute your weight evenly.