The Re-Flex VSP is the first prosthesis to successfully integrate a shock absorption system.
It uses a carbon fiber compression spring, and telescoping tubes that provide up to an inch of vertical compression. This cushions the impact to amputees' residual limbs, allowing them to land on their prosthesis when descending stairs or curbs, for example, without experiencing pain or discomfort. It also stores and releases energy to allow the user to walk comfortably, efficiently and naturally.
The Re-Flex VSP is an ideal foot for most amputees, particularly the very active. Shock reduction is beneficial for transfemoral amputees who experience a majority of the ground reaction forces on the ischial tuberosity.
Offering reliable performance that's second to none, the Re-Flex VSP is definitely the tough guy of the Flex-Foot range.
Integrated into the design are a shock pylon and a side spring, which together absorb the shock generated by high impact activity. This in turn reduces the impact on the residual limb, the back and the rest of the body, and reduces the risk of injury.
For people pushing themselves to achieve work or sporting ambitions, this foot means there is no need to compromise.
If you think Re-Flex VSP would be the ideal foot for your active lifestyle, discuss it as an option with your prosthetist.
|Re-Flex VSP User Information|
|Amputation level:||Transfemoral and Transtibial|
|Impact level:||Low to High|
|Max Patient Weight:||166kg (365lbs)|
|Re-Flex VSP Product Information|
|Warranty: 36 month limited warranty. Foot covers carry a two month warranty.|
|Weight of foot: (Size 27)||1236g (43.6oz) w. Foot Cover|
|Build height: (Size 27)||274-332mm|
(10 13/16" - 13") w. Foot Cover
|Heel height:||10mm (3/8") & 19mm (3/4")|
|Adapter Options:||4-Hole Connection|
The first ever prosthesis to successfully integrate a shock absorption system, the Re-Flex VSP uses a carbon fiber compression spring, and telescoping tubes that provide up to an inch of vertical compression.
This cushions the impact on the residual limb, allowing users to land on their prosthesis when coming down stairs or stepping off curbs, for example, without experiencing pain or discomfort. It also stores and releases energy through the carbon fiber design, contributing to a comfortable, energy-efficient and natural gait.
The exceptional combination of function with extra shock absorption is backed up by scientific evidence, showing benefits for users of reduced oxygen consumption and heart rate, with improved gait-efficiency.
A low profile option of the Re-Flex VSP is available for those with longer residual limbs.