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Lower Limb Prosthetics

Finding the best foot for you.

It’s so much more than a foot. It’s your foundation.

What you can rely on

This is what you can rely on

Heritage

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Our portfolio and (your role in) the fitting process

Carbon Feet

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Terion K2

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Trias

2880907 (HQ)

Taleo

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Triton

4 results out of 4

Mechatronic feet

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Meridium

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Empower

2 results out of 2

Sports Feet

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Runner

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Challenger

2 results out of 2

General Information

General information on prosthetic feet

Designing prosthetic foot systems is challenging. It’s very difficult to reproduce the complex workings of the human foot and ankle. Ideally the foot will be light because its weight is added to the rest of the prosthetic leg. If the foot is too heavy and the suspension of the prosthesis is not appropriate, the connection to the socket and your limb will be affected and also the overall function of the prosthesis.

A good prosthetic foot should also be strong, as it will be taking on large forces and torque as you walk and run. Feet must also be small enough to fit within a foot shell, a cosmetic covering for the prosthetic foot, and thus fit within a shoe. Being light, strong and small whilst still remaining functional and durable is the challenge.

Early designs for prosthetic feet were often a solid piece of wood. A similar design, the SACH (solid-ankle-cushioned-heel) is still in use because of its sturdy function. It is especially useful for individuals with lower activity levels. A SACH foot typically has a rigid inner structure (wood or plastic) surrounded by a compressible foam cosmetic shell.

Today’s more sophisticated feet add more functions and are secured inside a cosmetic shell. Most people never see their prosthetic foot without this exterior shell. The cosmetic shell stretches around the prosthetic foot and serves two purposes:

  • It makes your prosthetic foot look like an anatomical foot.

  • It fits snuggly in your shoe.

What’s inside the shell can vary dramatically. Prosthetic feet are designed to meet the needs of your lifestyle and activity level. Here are some factors to consider.

Materials

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Comfort

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Function

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Multi-axial motion

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Energy storage

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How you and your Prosthetist select the right prosthetic foot for you

Amputation Level

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Activity Levels

Activity Level 1

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Body Weight

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Build Height

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Foot Size

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Personal Factors

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Frequently Asked Questions