Activities within wet areas present a special challenge to both amputees and non-amputees. Both adjust to this situation by behaving accordingly, e.g. by walking at an appropriate speed. An amputee will also depend on the prosthesis being designed to meet the special requirements in these areas (e.g. resistance to water, increased safety in the stance phase), so that the artificial leg can be reliably used.
The Aqua-Knee is water-resistant.
It is small, light and equipped with a miniature hydraulic unit and a lock. Less active and unsure prosthesis users can activate the lock to achieve greater stability during the stance phase.
When used unlocked, dynamic flexion and extension resistances can be adjusted separately from one another for swing phase control appropriate to the particular needs of the amputee.
Flood holes to the right and left on the joint body make it possible for the knee joint to flood when setting foot in water and facilitate cleaning the joint.
It is equipped with a grid-shaped sole tread and has excellent floor adhesion thanks to its
particular material composition and moulding.
It has a natural shape with defined toes and an abducted big toe.The proximal contact surface in the modular version described here is coated ex factory with sealing resin against water penetration and connected to a high-grade titanium foot adapter. Access to the adapter's screw on the sole of the foot is sealed with a plug1WR95 aqualine_aqua-foot