Thank you to all that responded. In case you are curious, I have fit
someone with this foot now, it did compress quite a bit and is light
weight. Below are the numerous responses that I received. Thanks again.
I have used quite a few of the Renegade and the LP version and
have had excellent feed back and results. Patients take to the foot fast
and the foot has alot of vertical displacement. I consider it to be
the best monolithic style carbon foot system out there You will need
to use it on someone who can actually use it. K1-K2 will not benefit
as much. Have fun with it. It is a great foot system.
It is a custom foot that is chosen according to the patient's weight and
activity level. I have found it to be one of the most versatile prosthetic
foot I have encountered. My patients compare the foot with vertical load
dampening of an OWW Pathfinder, the dynamic response of a flex foot,
providing a very smooth "rollover" (transition from stance to terminal
stance phase). This foot is very light weight, and does not have the time
eating maintenance issues that College Park has.
I suggest that you order 2 spectra socks to cover the carbon foot. The
of the foot is substantially longer than other prosthetic feet and must
consider this when comparing the weight of this foot with others.
I've used a bunch of them. I've heard good reports from patients on
how it functions, and from my perspective it works well. I ordered
one low profile version for a very heavy patient, and it seems to
have less vertical shock absorbtion in this particular case. They are
not easy to cover, due to the large ankel diameter, and funky shape,
but I recommend the foot without reservation.
I attempted to use the Renegade "Low Profile" on a patient with a
long TT residual limb. When I received the foot, it was not as
pictured in their brochure as it had a block under the pyramid of
about 1 1/4", resulting in an over height of approximately 4 1/2"
height from heel to top. I was frustrated, and dissatisfied with
their response to my dilemma from their service department.
Since the price is very similar, I feel Ossur has the superior
product (and believe me, I'm no fan of Ossur as a company).
By far my current favorite. I have had no patient rejections or
complaints. Even folks who have used the Reflex VSP like the Renegade
Very light and low profile for a shock absorbing foot.
Give it a try.
Great foot, but try the low profile renegade...it's easier to
Also, great reimbursement....
Patient's have reacted very positively to both vertical shock and
multi-axial qualities of foot.
Go to www.freedom-innovations.com see testimonials
The low-profile works and is easier to finish, but there is more dynamics
from the standard system.....
We have used it for several patients. All have been very pleased.
On one patient, we did not use a footshell, just put crepe on
bottom. Patient wanted a "Robocop" leg. It has held up
I have fit two. Both seem to work well, very "smooth" rollover and appear
have very good energy return charact3eristics, (visible deflection of toe
lever and return action with no apparent 'drop off' at toe in the gait
cycle) what I am NOT so sure of is the "shock absorbing" feature. It
doesn't compress like a true shock foot (VSP, Ceterus, or shock pylon) but
maybe that is an OK thing. I had one of the guys who is quite active jump
and down on it, it did not reallycompress, but kind of bounced him
forward... I think the design is good for ambulation, but I wouldn't count
on it if you really need some vertical deflection - my fav. for that is
I am friends (not a patient) with a very active 26y/o transtibial amputee
(amputee for 20+ years) that has tried everyting from college park tru
to the standard ceterus foot....he is currently wearing a Renegade foot
says it is the best foot he has ever worn! The only downside is the cost
reimbursement picture. Hope this helps..
The function is pretty neat. Cosmetic finishing is complicated due to
the foot's design. This is probably not much of a problem for most
amputees but bears consideration for the few who want the performance
this foot offers and additionally are wanting a pleasant appearance.
Tuning of the foot's function is minimal other than standard
alignment related changes associated with pyramid adjusments. My
experience comes from using only one of the feet. The man has been
using this foot for over a year and is very pleased with the feel and
performance. I would use the foot again for other individuals, but
will be very selective on when to use it.
I have used this foot often. My approach is to allow a patient to test
walk several foot.ankle designs, to determine the most comfortable,
functional one for her or him. Many have chosen the Renegade over such
as the Flex-Foot, Flex-Walk, College Park, FS 1000, FS 2000, FS 3000,
I suggest that you allow a patient to test walk the Renegade after
biomechanically aligning it to achieve maximum performance. I have found
that after the patient has walked on it, and other feet for that matter,
biomechanical alignment adjustments are necessary to maintain optimum
I used about 5 so far with great results. Freedom offers a trail period
think 60 days) so you can't lose. The best benefits are its function,
wt. and low profile that can be covered better than similar high end feet.
The following link is to an amputee forum where there is a discussion
about the Renegade.
We have not been impressed. For VSP and a nice walking foot go with
the vsp flexfoot.
Stephanie Yoshino, CPO, LP
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