- Relief for the locomotor system and residual limb socket
- Absorption of impact loads via the lifting function / axial dampening
- Torsion function for the reduction of shear forces in the residual limb area
- Independent adjustment of interior and exterior rotation according to the individual needs of the amputee
- More physiological, safer movement patterns due to a progressive resilient stop at the end of the movement
Everyday advantages and benefits of a DeltaTwist® shock absorber with torsion function
Permitting / facilitating everyday activities
DeltaTwist® supports the following:
- A more physiological, safer gait pattern in all movement situations – especially very dynamic movements – thanks to enhanced mobility, relief for the residual limb, and shock absorption
- Enhanced freedom of movement, especially in small rooms (e.g. kitchen)
- Dynamic activities such as golfing, playing tennis, bowling, etc.
DeltaTwist® improves safety:
- In everyday situations:
Pain avoidance responses (such as those triggered by impacts) and limited mobility can make independent locomotion impossible for the amputee. By providing relief for the residual limb and the entire locomotor system while simultaneously increasing mobility, DeltaTwist® allows the amputee to focus on the surroundings (faster recognition of potential hazards, etc.).
- In small rooms:
Adequate mobility with a minimum amount of pain is especially important in places such as the kitchen where hot items and food need to be handled (e.g. when food is taken from the stove / oven and placed on a work surface behind the person, the necessary change in direction has to be executed more or less on the spot within a limited amount of space; this translates into a lot of rotation and torsion around the body's longitudinal axis).
Uncontrolled impacts (during the normal gait cycle and when unexpected obstacles are encountered) create strain on various parts of the locomotor system; limited mobility and pain trigger automatic avoidance movements and / or pain avoidance reactions.
This in turn leads to excessive strain that can cause pain (e.g. back and joint pain). DeltaTwist® offers shock absorption, enhanced mobility, and the reduction and / or prevention of pain to counteract such problems.