Naturally Smooth in Every Direction, the Element DS Foot System™

Element DS

from Emotis

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.

Element DS Diagram

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

Specifications

  • 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

Indications

  • Moderate to Active BK or AK Amputees as defined by Functional K3 and K4 Levels
  • Unilateral or Bilateral Patients
  • Patients that would benefit from increased flexibility and smooth rollover
  • Patients weighing up to 275 lbs. (125 kg)

Contraindications

  • Build height below 6.5 in. (16.5 cm)
  • Patients weighing over 275 lbs. (125 kg)

L-Codes

  • L5984 – All endoskeletal lower extremity prosthesis, axial rotation unit
  • L5987 – All lower extremity prosthesis, shank foot system with vertical loading pylon

Suggested L-Codes are provided as a reference only. It is the responsibility of the practitioner and/or patient care facility submitting this claim to determine and submit the correct coding within all established rules and guidelines.

Downloads

Product Manual

Patent Pending

Ordering Information

Element DS

Element DS

105-10-XX-XXXX Element DS

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.

  22 cm 23 cm 24 cm 25 cm 26 cm 27 cm 28 cm 29 cm 30 cm
100-119 lbs.
45-54 kg
22-A11R 23-A11R 24-A11R 25-A32R 26-A32R NR NR NR NR
120-139 lbs.
54-63 kg
22-A11R 23-A11R 24-A11R 25-A32R 26-A32B 27-A43B 28-A43B NR NR
140-159 lbs.
64-72 kg
22-A11R 23-A11R 24-A11R 25-A32B 26-A32B 27-A43B 28-A43K 29-C64K 30-C64K
160-179 lbs.
73-81 kg
22-A22R 23-A22B 24-A22B 25-A43B 26-A43B 27-A43K 28-A43K 29-C64K 30-C64K
180-199 lbs.
82-90 kg
22-A22B 23-A22B 24-A22B 25-B43B 26-B43K 27-B54K 28-B54K 29-C64K 30-C64K
200-224 lbs.
91-102 kg
22-A32B 23-A32K 24-A32K 25-B53K 26-B53K 27-B54K 28-B54K 29-D75K 30-D75K
225-249 lbs.
102-113 kg
NR NR NR 25-C54K 26-C54K 27-C65K 28-C65K 29-D75K 30-D75K
250-275 lbs.
113-125 kg
NR NR NR 25-C64K 26-C64K 27-C65K 28-C65K 29-D75K 30-D75K

Note: If you are not sure which foot to select, please consult with one of our technical service representatives.

MCV Foot Shells

MCV Foot Shell

XX XX 13 CC 3 Micro Coated Vinyl Foot Shell (sold separately)
  Example: 45 22 13 13 3 = Left, Size 22, Color 13

To order, select the side (left or right) and foot length (22 – 30 cm) from the chart below. Then, choose the color (CC 03, 09, 13, or 99).

  22 cm 23 cm 24 cm 25 cm 26 cm 27 cm 28 cm 29 cm 30 cm
Left 45 22 45 23 45 24 45 25 45 26 45 27 45 28 45 29 45 30
Right 46 22 46 23 46 24 46 25 46 26 46 27 46 28 46 29 46 30

Custom colors are available as a special order with three weeks lead time. Please contact Fillauer Customer Service for more details.

Warranty

  • 3 years from date of patient fitting
  • Foot Shell: 6 months from date of patient fitting

The Element DS has been designed and manufactured for specific patient weights. Failure to follow the weight guidelines and/or overload conditions caused by the patient, such as heavy lifting, high impact sports or abusive activities that would otherwise damage the natural limb, may void the warranty.

Satisfaction Guarantee

  • 30 days from date of patient fitting

For more information and ordering, email Customer Service or call 1-800-251-6398.