Guardian Friction Knee
The new and improved Guardian knee is a lightweight, mechanical knee that features a friction break for stance control, stance flexion, and extension assist. It is best suited as a rehabilitation tool for new patients or permanent solution for low-impact users. With a newly designed locking mechanism and changeable toe load adjustment, patients may find it much easier to lock and unlock. The Guardian also has a central remote lock feature that can be disengaged as the patient progresses to provide the full 145 degrees of anatomical motion.
The updated manual lock has added accessibility, aiming to make daily tasks easier for patients. The external lock allows the Guardian to operate as a single-axis knee joint. It can be easily disengaged for sitting, while a simple standing motion can lock the knee again. Prosthetists can deactivate the locking function at any time as the patient's level of ability grows.
By removing the levers on either side of the knee, College Park streamlined and internalized all adjustments. Prosthetists can adjust extension assist, brake sensitivity, and brake friction without removing the knee. All adjustments can be made with a standard 4mm hex key.
The Guardian provides anatomical flexion for a full range of movement to enhance the patient’s quality of life. The knee has a 145 degree range of motion, making it ideal for activities besides walking, such as kneeling and entering or exiting a vehicle. Stance flexion also reduces forces in the residual limb and provides a more natural gait pattern from the first step.
Pair the Guardian with any K2 foot from College Park to maximize product performance!
Weight Limit: 275 lbs
Flexion Range: 145°
Warranty: 2 years