With regards to a vertical shock which is lighter than the VSP, virtually
any others on the market will be lower in weight. I personally prefer to use
the Century XXII shock/torque absorber. It’s light weight, compact, and yes
with the proper components you can use just aout any foot with it. You can
also change the compression/torque by simply changing out the plastic
bumpers. Look into it.
Joe Carideo, CP, FAAOP
Sent: 8/10/00 11:22 AM
Subject: BK question
A retired, sixty something, plays with grandchildren, prosthetic client
who is new to me came in for an evaluation. He is currently wearing a
Flex Foot VSP system attached to a laminated socket with pelite
liner/plastizote end pad and 5 ply wool sock and no cover. His distal
tibia is approx. 1/2 inch longer than the distal soft tissue. I imagine
that walking around on this would be like walking on ones elbows.
Painful. Yes, he states that after about three minutes he is hurting.
Aside from that his skin looks good so the liner and fit appear fine.
The VSP acts like a strut not a shock. He did not know the thing was
supposed to cushion each step. So actually providing a shock pylon may
be a godsend for him. However, I have concerns about weight weighed
Is there a vertical shock pylon lighter or simpler than the VSP?
Does it accept pyramid alignment connectors?
Can any foot be attached?
Any thoughts on roll-on suction liners with and without shuttle lock for
such a distal end? My concern is that the cup of the pinned liner may
add an unwanted load upon the tibia, but a suction liner requires
additional sleeve to attain suction which adds weight and probably added
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name unless otherwise requested.
Thanks in advance