Research on the clinical effectiveness of the "Kinez-1" knee-joint module conducted at Sechenov University

At Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University) a multifaceted research on the knee module with microprocessor control "Kinez-1" is in progress. The prosthesis was created in Russia, so it principally consists of domestically made elements and operates with its own software.

Scientific research on the topic "Research on the clinical effectiveness of the domestic polycentric electronic knee-joint unit use" includes several stages.

The clinical effectiveness of the unit will be assessed based on the results of instrumental method of examination, patient survey and functional tests, including six-minute walk (6MWT), Timed Up and Go (TUG) (for assessing the user’s balance in stand up and sitting on a chair positions), C-mill test, SF -12, Mazaev test, Questionnaire PLUS-M.

"I was incredibly curious to take part in the testing to find out what has been developed in our country! I have been an experienced user of a prosthesis, I believe, that’s why I have managed to pass the test on the "Kinez-1" prosthesis. The prosthesis adjusts to the pace of walking, and I quickly adapted to its use. It was interesting and comfortable. Of course, we still have to work hard to improve the prosthesis so that it will live up to an active lifestyle. I'm glad that developments like this are initiated in our country!" — prosthesis tester Tatyana Medvedeva stated.

Specialists of the Department of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Disaster Surgery of the Medical Faculty of Sechenov University are working on the research.