Espire Elbow - Patient FAQs

To ensure you stay safe and comfortable when using your Espire Elbow, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions. The answers below provide guidance on what you can expect from the elbow, general care of the device, and how to find out if you would be eligible for an Espire.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I go swimming with my Espire Elbow?
No. The Espire Elbow is not suitable for submersion in water – this includes swimming, bathing or showering.
Can I wear my elbow when flying?
Some airlines may not permit the use of the Espire Elbow on their aircraft – please check with the airline prior to booking.
Can patients order directly from SteeperUSA?
No, all orders must go through your clinician. We cannot legally sell directly to patients as prosthetics are medical devices. If you would like to discuss being fitted with a Steeper Group product, please speak to your prosthetist.
How do I get an Espire Elbow?
It’s all about prescribing the most suitable device for your needs and the perfect fit –speaking with your prosthetist about whether any of the Espire Elbow models would be right for you is the best first step. They will be able to explain the benefits, technology and payment options.
How long should the battery power last on an Espire Pro/Hybrid?
The Espire Pro and Hybrid models are supplied with two battery packs, each supplying up to 8 hours of power. The length of time that each battery pack will last for will depend on device usage, and the type of terminal devices used alongside the elbow.
I’m not based in the US, how can I get an Espire Elbow?
The Espire Elbow is available worldwide through our distributors and partner clinics. If you’re based in the UK, visit for more information. For more information on our distributor locations worldwide, please click here.
What color options are available for the Espire Elbow?
Patients fitted with the Espire Elbow will have the choice of five color options: Black, Brown, Caucasian, Silver and White. Alternatively, we have a range of custom color finishes available at an additional cost – click here to view.
What is the warranty on an Espire Elbow?
The warranty for the Espire Pro and Hybrid is 2 years, and for the Classic Plus, Classic and Basic it is 1 year. There is also a 2-year additional warranty available for purchase for the Pro and Hybrid models.
Will my Espire Pro/Hybrid come with a battery charger?
Yes, your Espire Pro/Hybrid Elbow will come with a mains-powered single-bay battery charger. A dual-bay battery charger is also available for purchase.