Spring, Twists, and Grip: New Carbon Fiber Prosthetic Leg Capabilities

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The days of the wooden peg leg are long behind us, but the concept remains much the same. The only difference is that we’ve come a long way in terms of design and material quality. Many modern materials help elevate prosthetics to a level previously only dreamed of, and carbon fiber is one of them.

A carbon fiber prosthetic leg allows for a huge improvement in the quality of life of amputees. Read on to learn more about the properties of carbon fiber prosthetics and what the future holds for their users.

What Is a Carbon Fiber Prosthetic Leg?

Carbon fiber is a material used when strength and weight are of crucial concern. When it comes to high strength-to-weight ratios, few have carbon fiber beaten, making it an ideal material for prostheses. The qualities of carbon fiber go further than simply being sturdy, however.

Due to the way carbon fiber is constructed, it has many useful attributes that perfectly complement the construction of an artificial limb. We demand a lot from our bodies and expect them to facilitate our existence rather than hinder us. The trick to designing and building a great prosthetic is to create something that not only restores the ability of the user but requires as little attention as possible.

A prosthetic leg lacks much of what we take for granted compared to a real leg. The gap is closing faster than ever before due to many amazing technological advancements. Until prosthetics integrate perfectly into our bodies, we have to make do with what’s available.

Carbon Fiber Solutions

The implementation of the strength and flexibility of carbon fiber creates prosthetics that reduce the maximum weight. Above-knee prostheses benefit in particular from using modern materials, as they allow for greater freedom of movement in general.

The combination of modern materials and years of innovation in their implementation means the end product becomes something greater than the sum of its parts. Prostheses are designed around their user, but without materials that allow for them to function in reality, no amount of careful engineering on paper could bear fruit.

In some cases, carbon fiber running prostheses enable their users to run faster than people with their original legs, irrespective of the type of track surface.

Unparalleled Design

At SMI, we appreciate the versatility of the materials we work with and the degree to which our eye for detail puts us ahead of the competition. Our dedication to high-quality parts that exceed expectations is deeply embedded in our company’s DNA.

If you’re looking for assistance with the advanced composite design of a carbon fiber prosthetic leg, look no further. As far as customer satisfaction is concerned, we’re second to none.

If you have any questions, reach out to us! We’re a big company, but we take care to reply to all inquiries.

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