Kenevo prosthetic knee

Kenevo: Reclaim your sense of security

What you need to know

Advantages for you

Stand and walk securely

With Kenevo, you can stand securely without having to worry about becoming unstable as you shift your weight. Kenevo is specially designed to enable you to take small steps safely – even while walking backward.

Change positions with ease

Do you sometimes need to pause a moment as you are sitting down or getting back up to a standing position? Kenevo enables you to ease down into a chair and back up again without feeling like you’re falling. You can also change positions without manually adjusting your leg, so you can roam hands-free, just like you used to do.

Move with confidence

There’s no need to avoid crowds for fear that you’ll be knocked off your feet by a little jostle. Kenevo allows you to recover your balance if you stumble or experience a slight bump. With Kenevo, you can also walk down stairs at your own pace, step over step.

Works well with walking aids

Kenevo is fine tuned to support the way people walk with walkers, crutches and canes, so it will support you every step of the way – no matter how you get there! If you sometimes use a wheelchair, Kenevo won’t get in your way. Kenevo’s wheelchair function enables you to keep adequate clearance between the prosthesis and the ground, so you can maneuver easily.

Adapts to your changing needs

Programmable options allow your prosthetist to adjust the level of support Kenevo provides so it is right for what you need right now. Kenevo can provide appropriate stability you as you challenge yourself to meet your recovery goals through rehab and as you may experience situations where you need more support.

Less worry for you and your family

As Kenevo helps you regain your independence, you can worry less about having to rely on family and other caregivers – and they will worry less about you. Kenevo can help you feel more confident in regaining your place in the social life of your family and friends, just like old times.

How Kenevo works

How Kenevo works

The new Kenevo knee is based on Ottobock’s ground breaking C-Leg microprocessor technology.

However, unlike C-Leg, Kenevo is fine-tuned for the specific needs of lower mobility persons – those who tend to take shorter, shuffling steps and who may use walking aids occasionally. As a result, Kenevo helps keep you safe and feeling secure as you go about your daily activities or challenge yourself through the rehab process.

Technical info

Strong, durable and lightweight carbon frame

Patient weight: maximum 275 lbs/125 kg*

Weight of the knee joint only: about 915 g, or 2 pounds (lightest MPK in the world)

Height of the knee joint with tube adapter: 10.6 inches/270 mm to 19.3 inches/490 mm

Operating time with fully charged battery: Approximately 24 hours

Maximum possible knee flexion angle without flexion stop: 124°

* All components of your prosthesis must be appropriately rated to reach this weight limit. See your prosthetist for specifics.


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  • How do I know if Kenevo is right for me?

    Kenevo is specially designed for above-knee amputees who are able to or have the potential to navigate low-level obstacles such as curbs, stairs, and uneven surfaces. Kenevo is appropriate for persons who are receiving their first prosthetic leg; who currently have a mechanical knee and want more confidence and security; or who have a more advanced microprocessor-controlled knee and are not using its advanced capabilities. Ask your prosthetist if Kenevo is right for you.

  • Can I buy directly from Ottobock?

    Except for certain products available at, you are not able to purchase products directly from Ottobock. Our products are typically prescribed by physicians or clinicians, who would provide the product to you.

    If you’d like to be fitted with an Ottobock product such as Kenevo, please talk to your physician or prosthetist.

    If you have further questions, please call 800 328 4058 and ask for our Consumer Support Specialist.

  • Can I try out a Kenevo?

    Talk with your prosthetist about a trial of Kenevo. Your prosthetist can work with Ottobock to set-up a time for you try a Kenevo and make sure it's the right fit for your needs.

  • What components will I need?

    Your prosthetist will recommend a Kenevo system that is right for you.

  • How do I get the cost of a Kenevo covered?

    Check out the Financial Coverage section of our website for suggestions regarding working through the insurance and reimbursement process.

  • How much does a Kenevo weigh? How big is it?

    At about two pounds, Kenevo is the lightest weight microprocessor knee on the market. See the Technical Info tab on this page for details.

  • Which foot should I use with my Kenevo?

    Kenevo is compatible with many different foot options. Preview some Ottobock feet here, and talk to your prosthetist about the option that is best for you.

  • Are all microprocessor-controlled knees the same?

    No! Kenevo is the first and only microprocessor-controlled knee (MPK) designed specifically for the needs of moderately active persons. It is the first MPK to provide both the stability and flexibility required to support individuals as they become more active or require more assistance.

  • How can I connect with other people who have microprocessor knees?

    Ottobock has an active presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. See all the ways to connect with us.

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