Flex-SymesTM: Flex-SymesTM The foremost solution in Symes technology:
A fusion of the Carbon X® Active Heel, versatile alignment options and a low build height
contribute to a superior Flex-Symes solution. Flex-SymesTM Features & Benefits: Flex-SymesTM Features & Benefits Carbon X Active Heel
Most superior shock absorption and energy return available in a Symes foot
Tapered carbon fiber construction
Proportional response to the load applied
Full Length Toe Lever
Reduced impact to sound limb
Even stride length
Slide3: Versatile alignment options
5mm AP/ML slide
3° angular adjustment in two planes
6° angular adjustment in one plane
Low build height (49-53mm)
Provision of a truly energy storing design for individuals with the longest limbs Flex-SymesTM Features & Benefits Flex-SymesTM Selection criteria: Flex-SymesTM Selection criteria Long residual limbs, Symes, and Pirogoff amputations
Appropriate for all impact levels
Weight limit: 45-166kg
Flex-SymesTM Technical Instructions: Flex-SymesTM Technical Instructions Introduce appropriate socket angles
flexion / extension and abduction /
The load line should fall at the junction
of the posterior and the middle third
portions as shown in the diagram (the
mark on the brim of the foot cover
matches the one third portion) Carbon foot plate
Carbon active heel
2x Circular alignment wedges
Spherical washer Flex-SymesTM Technical Instructions: Flex-SymesTM Technical Instructions Wrap synthetic casting tape and proceed withdynamic alignment for temporary use only.
The alignment wedges provide shift adjustments of maximum 5mm in M-L and A-P and angulation adjustments up to 6° in one direction or 3° in two directions.
Guided by the positioning hole, drill 5 mm hole through the circular alignment wedge and the socket adapter.
Tap M6 threads.
Assemble anti rotation bolt(SLX3005X) and anti rotation washer (SLX30055) to secure the alignment.
Torque anti rotation bolt: 10 N.m 8 f.lb.
Torque center bolt: 40 Nm 30 f.lb Circular Wedge Alignment: Circular Wedge Alignment Use the alignment options of the circular alignment wedges to fine tune the dynamic alignment.
The alignment wedges provide
shift adjustments of maximum
5mm in M-L and A-P and
angulation adjustments up to
6 degrees in one direction or
3 degrees in two directions. Carbon X® Heel Adjustment: Carbon X® Heel Adjustment Three heel wedges in different colors
and angles 2°, 4° and 6° (see pic. D)
Colored wedges offer more progressive
stiffening from heel to toe than the
The colored wedges should be attached
to the upper side of the foot module to
prevent interference with heel divider and
cut through the split toe (see pic. F)
A combination of wedges may be used if
more heel stiffness is desired (e.g. blue
and yellow bonded together using
Position heel divider as demonstrated in
the picture (G)
Replacing LP Symes: Replacing LP Symes The LP Symes cannot be replaced directly by the new Flex-Symes as the adapters have different designs.
The LP Symes features a curved surface whereas the Flex Symes features a flat attachment surface.
As a result, the prosthetist has to remove the lamination plate on the present socket of the LP Symes prosthesis and fit it to the Flex Symes socket adapter. The build height measurements match closely but they are based on different reference height.
Recommendation for Lamination : Recommendation for Lamination