Low-activity feet are sometimes overlooked for flashier moderate-activity feet and for the potential of patient improvement. This no longer needs to be the case. The new DuraWalk™ Foot combines multiaxial performance with a sleek design commonly reserved for higher-activity feet.
High Performance from a Low-Activity Foot
When we started working on the new DuraWalk Foot, we listened to what clinicians and amputees were asking for: a low-activity foot that delivered stability with multiaxial function while having a modern design that isn’t too heavy. The result is WillowWood’s new DuraWalk Foot.
- The foot has a highly flexible toe spring that allows low-activity patients to easily transfer through stance phase.
- Its multiaxial function provides stability over uneven terrain.
- The 350-pound patient weight limit makes the foot available for a broad range of patients.
- A modular, replaceable foot shell may be easily removed or changed without replacing the foot module.
- The foot shell is low-cut and reinforced with Kevlar for lasting durability.
Quality Materials & Smart Design
- The materials used in the foot, along with the integrated design, combine to deliver these key benefits:
- Three different densities of the urethane heel insert are available for adjusting the amount of multiaxial function to suit the amputee’s needs.
- The urethane of the toe pad aids in the smooth gait cycle and permits inversion and eversion.
- The foot’s titanium pyramid and carbon-nylon keel provide durability and allow the foot to meet performance necessary for a 350-pound maximum weight limit.
- The heel, toe spring, toe pad, and foot shell work together to deliver the multiaxial function.
Our product development team worked closely with our clinicians to clinically test the DuraWalk Foot throughout its development. The demographics of our test patients varied by gender, weight, vocation, and activity variations within the K2 activity level classification.
The majority of DuraWalk clinical test patients responded that the foot felt more natural than other prosthetic feet they had worn and was superior for walking up and down inclines.
Our favorite bit of test patient feedback was that the DuraWalk foot improved one woman’s ability to walk, increased her comfort throughout the day, and that the foot made her “feel sexy again” because she was able to walk more naturally. Additionally, the confidence boost provided by the DuraWalk foot motivated her to apply for a new job as she was now more comfortable being on her feet.
For more information about the new DuraWalk Foot, call 800.848.4930, or visit www.willowwoodco.com. We’ll also be attending several regional trade shows this fall and winter. See our Calendar of Events for where we’ll be.