The Element DS’s design utilizes an innovative 3rd carbon composite spring that supports the foot in each phase of the gait cycle. From heel strike, to mid-stance and toe off; the result is a foot with unsurpassed smoothness, stability and energy return.
Other composite foot designs have hesitation at midstance due to a delay in the center of pressure in the transition from heel to toe. Commonly referred to as a “dead spot”; it is inherent in other designs due to the loss of dynamic support as one or a series of stiff carbon is loaded. The Element’s patent pending design eliminates this dead spot by allowing the upper spring to load the 3rd Element carbon spring at midstance. This enables the foot to release its energy in the latter part of the gait cycle and move the area of stability forward in the foot. The Element DS combines smooth rollover with stability in the forefoot to enable even stride lengths and a more symmetrical gait.
As with the Element, the Element DS allows the practitioner to fine tune the heel rollover using 1 of 2 heel elastomers provided with the foot. The foot shell, designed and manufactured by Centri, a Fillauer company, provides a durable cosmetic finish and is designed to work with the flexibility of the Element DS.
The Element DS is a modular design that uses a standard pyramid adaptor and requires only 6.5 in. (16.5 cm) of clearance. The Element DS has a titanium core pyramid that easily adapts to all lower extremity designs. In addition, the low clearance leaves room for complimentary components such as elevated vacuum systems and locking liners.
The Element DS is among the few feet that have been tested to the stringent ISO‑22675 Standard. This new test standard ensures the durability of the foot system on all patients.
The Element DS is an ideal choice for amputees that are moderately active to very active as defined by levels K3-K4. It is available in sizes 22 to 30 cm and carries a weight rating of 275 lbs.
Features & Benefits
- Smooth rollover and superior stability
- Vertical shock and 60° of axial rotation
- Innovative Micro-Slice technology for multi-axial performance
- Adjustable heel wedge for fine tuning heel stiffness
- Maintenance free design
- Low profile design–6.5 in. build height
- Durable; meets the ISO-22675 test standard
Includes foot with Durashock unit and Spectra Sock. Foot shell sold separately (see below).
The foot model recommendations on the selection chart are based on average patients, engaged in normal activities. If your patient is more active than average or lifts heavy loads as part of a daily routine, then selecting the next weight category higher is advised.
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Note: If you are not sure which foot to select, please consult with one of our technical service representatives.
- Weight rating: 275 lbs. (125 kg)
- Foot sizes: 22-30 cm
- Heel height: 3/8 in. (10 mm)
- Foot height (in shell to the mid-dome of the pyramid): 6.5 in. (16.5 cm)
- Foot weight (27 cm): 22.3 oz. (632 g)
- Attachment: Modular Pyramid