Smooth lines, smooth rollover. Element Foot System™.

Element

from Emotis

The Element sets itself apart from two spring prosthetic foot designs by adding an innovative 3rd Element. Emotis has designed the Element to support each phase of foot function in the gait cycle—from heel strike, to mid-stance, to toe off. The result is a foot with unsurpassed smoothness, stability and performance throughout the gait cycle.

Other composite foot designs have a hesitation at midstance due to the transition from heel to toe commonly referred to as a “dead spot”. In other designs the dead spot is due to the loss of dynamic support in loading of one or a series of stiff carbon plates from the ankle forward. The Element’s patent pending design eliminates this dead spot by allowing the upper spring to load a 3rd Element carbon spring at midstance, typically an area of poor response. This 3rd Element forefoot spring loads and releases its energy in the latter part of the gait cycle resulting in unsurpassed stability and a very smooth gait.

The Element allows the practitioner to fine tune the heel rollover using 1 of 2 heel elastomers provided with the foot. In addition the foot shell provides flexibility and cosmesis like no other foot shell available, only surpassed by the innovative foot design inside.

The Element is a modular design that uses a standard pyramid adapter and requires only 3.75 in. (9.5 cm) of clearance. The Element comes with a titanium core pyramid attachment for easy adaption to all lower extremity designs. In addition the low clearance leaves room for complimentary components such as vacuum systems and shock absorbing units.

The Element is ideal for active and moderately active amputees of all amputation levels and has been tested and certified to the ISO-22675 Test Standard. This is one of only a few foot systems that have met this stringent test standard and proof that it is incredibly durable. It is available in sizes 22 to 30 cm and carries a weight rating of 300 lbs.

Element Diagram

The Three Element Design

Three separate composite elements deliver outstanding performance. The lower plate is split and contoured to load in a way that produces a smooth transition to midstance. The Upper Spring Element’s flexible layup lets it open at heel strike, allowing the toe reach the ground sooner. The split heel plate adds multi-axial function to keep the foot firmly on the ground during midstance. The 3rd Element balances the dynamics of the design by loading as the Upper Spring Element closes in late stance phase, transferring its energy to toe off. The three elements work together to produce a foot that is smooth and flexible while providing outstanding energy return.

Features & Benefits

  • Unique three Element design
  • Smooth rollover and superior stability
  • Adjustable heel wedge for fine tuning stiffness
  • Split heel for multi-axial inversion and eversion
  • Innovative Micro-Slice technology for multi-axial performance

Specifications

  • Patient weight: Up to 300 lbs. (136 kg)
  • Foot weight: 12 oz. (340 g)
  • Build height: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)
  • Functional level: K3—K4
  • Durable; meets ISO-22675 standard

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 300 lbs. (136 kg)

Contraindications

  • Build height below 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)
  • Patients weighing over 300 lbs. (136 kg)

L-Codes

  • L5981 – All lower extremity prostheses, flex-walk system or equal.
  • L5986 – Multi-Axial Rotation Unit (“MCP” or Equal)

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 Foot System

Element

100-10-XX-XXX Element

Foot includes Spectra Sock. MCV Foot Shell sold separately. Foot selection is determined by foot size and patient weight. The foot model recommendations on the selection chart are based on average patients, engaged in normal activities. If your patient is much more active than average or is lifting heavy loads as part of their daily routine, then going up one weight category 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-A11 23-A11 24-A11 * * * * * *
120-139 lbs. 54-63 kg 22-A11 23-A11 24-A11 25-A32 26-A32 * * * *
140-159 lbs. 64-72 kg 22-A11 23-A11 24-A11 25-A32 26-A32 27-A43 28-A43 * *
160-179 lbs. 73-81 kg 22-A22 23-A22 24-A22 25-A43 26-A43 27-A43 28-A43 29-C64 30-C64
180-199 lbs. 82-90 kg 22-A22 23-A22 24-A22 25-A43 26-A43 27-B54 28-B54 29-C64 30-C64
200-224 lbs. 91-102 kg 22-A32 23-A32 24-A32 25-B54 26-B54 27-B54 28-B54 29-D75 30-D75
225-249 lbs. 102-113 kg NA NA NA 25-B54 26-B54 27-C65 28-C65 29-D75 30-D75
250-275 lbs. 113-125 kg NA NA NA 25-C65 26-C65 27-C65 28-C65 29-D76 30-D76
276-300 lbs. 125-136 kg NA NA NA 25-C65 26-C65 27-D65 28-D65 29-D76 30-D76
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 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.