August 2016

DVS-Dynamic Vacuum System

Ottobock has released the DVS-Dynamic Vacuum, a socket technology solution for transtibial amputees.  Integrating innovative design with simplicity, the DVS system reduces the movement between the limb and socket that is associated with limb volume fluctuations. The vacuum generated during walking is maintained in both swing and stance phases, which reduces pistoning and enhances fit and control throughout gait, setting it apart from passive systems in which a vacuum is generated only in the swing phase. The easy-to-use device helps simplify the fitting process for both the patient and prosthetist.



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