Pediatric RIDGEFLEX Ankle Joint Standard
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The RidgeFlex Ankle Joint represents optimal balance between flexibility and rigidity due to the utilization of a proprietary material called Prepalon®Prepalon...
- The RidgeFlex Ankle Joint represents optimal balance between flexibility and rigidity due to the utilization of a proprietary material called Prepalon®
- Prepalon® is a continuous fiber and elastomer blend technology (CFET)
- The use of flexible elastomer provides optimum tear strength, preventing fatigue failure
- Continuous fiber blended within the elastomer provides structure and rigidity, preventing the joint from stretching
- This technology eliminates the need for strings which do not provide any support in rotation or A-P movement
- Material technology allows for bold concepts which led to the creation of the tendon design. The tendon design offers a smooth movement while providing proper support in the sagittal plane and rotational control
- Combination of flexible elastomer and continuous fiber blend for rigidity allows for optimum balance of smooth movemen and rigid support
- No need to compromise the tear strength by using a higher density elastomer for more support. Higher density in elastomer means weaker tear strength, thus compromising the structural integrity of the joint
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