"Kinez-1" to reduce waiting lists for prosthetics by three times in Russia

The "Kinez-1" knee-joint module designed by the Russian Prosthetic Company (RPC), will reduce the patients’ waiting lists to receive a prosthesis by three times. Ruslan Saitgareev, CEO of RPC, stated it on August 16 at the round table on prosthetic and orthopedic technologies at "Army 2023" forum.

"The knee-joint module designed by RPC will now allow us to reduce queues for prosthetics by three times due to 100% production and manufacturing of 95% of the components in the Russian Federation. We do not depend on foreign software and foreign supplies. Therefore, there should be no delays in supplying. All the parts, 3D printed, purchased items (screws, pins and washers) are domestic. Our IT specialists from Skolkovo worked on creating the software and writing the source code. "Kinez-1" is a completely domestic development that is highly competitive with Western products," said Ruslan Saitgareev.

RPC presented the "Kinez-1" prosthesis intended for patients of 2-3 activity levels in June 2023 and began full-scale production of prostheses in July 2023.

Previously, the company entered into an agreement with the Moscow Prosthetic and Orthopedic Enterprise Joint Stock Company for the supply of "Kinez-1" knee-joint modules as components for prosthetics for people with thigh amputations.

Moreover, in order to improve the performance of the products, multifaceted clinical research on the knee-joint module was launched in July this year at Sechenov Moscow State Medical University.