- The lanyard pin helps elongate the limb when donning.
- The pin gives audible confidence of engagement.
- The o-ring at the end of the pin creates an airtight socket helping to reduce air noise.
Fabrication with the “5 Degree AK Connector eliminates the need for offset components.
Same simple fabrication as the Deep Air-Lock and Deep Easy-Off Lock pin systems.
CD103L | Air-Lock Locking Lanyard
Push Button Design, lanyard lock
- Suction allows for less traction on the limb for increased comfort and decreased liner wear
- Expulsion valve or suspension sleeve are not needed to maintain suction in most cases
CD117L | Easy-Off Locking Lanyard
Lever Design / Push Button, lanyard lock
- Easy donning and doffing with lever release
- Airtight “suction” with the safety and security of a pin
Fabrication for Locking Lanyard Pin and 5 Degree Connector
Thorough video of entire Air-Lock fabrication process.
L5671 Addition to lower extremity, Below Knee/Above Knee suspension locking mechanism (shuttle, lanyard or equal), excludes socket insert.
L5647* Addition to lower extremity, Below Knee, suction socket.
L5652* Addition to lower extremity, suction suspension, Above Knee or Knee Disarticulation Socket.
*Not recommended for billing Medicare. Coyote Design® believes that “suction” in a prosthetic refers to negative pressure created inside the socket, rather than componentry such as an expulsion valve or sleeve. Because we think of suction as a function, we believe it should be permitted to bill L5671 in conjunction with the L5647 or L5652 in cases when it is medically necessary. As with other situations where multiple suspension methods are used and billed we feel the combination of a lock and suction helps to increase safety for the patient.
**The CD117 Easy-Off Lock can be used with a vacuum system and will maintain vacuum levels. Both lock code and vacuum code can be billed when using dual suspension. Not recommended for billing with Medicare.
For more information on billing the Air-Lock and on our socket pressure study between airtight and traditional pins contact Coyote Design.
The listing of codes with our products should not be construed as a guarantee for coverage or payment.
The ultimate responsibility for the coding of services/products rests with the individual practitioner.
Single Lamination and Offset Fabrication
The fabrication procedure for the Air-Lock and Easy-Off Lock is a time and money saver. The Alignable Connector is attached to the lock in the desired location for prosthetic alignment, allowing the lock to remain in ideal lock alignment for easy engagement. A single lamination is done that incorporates the lock and the connector into the socket. The offset capability saves money by eliminating need for offset components, and saves time with a single lamination and easy component setup.