Monday, June 17, 2024

responses- swim legs for Bilat BK

Joan Cestaro, CP

Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for suggestions on a manuf=
acturer or design ideas for swim prosthesis to use on a bilat BK with sev=
ere alignment on one side. I was looking for something easy and inexpens=
ive to fabricate (KI ambulator) for use in water exercises (no real swimm=
ing). My concern was something that I could align. The “prefab” kits so=
und appealing, but I was unsure how much alignment capability they provid=
ed.

The responses basically suggested the following manufacturers for swim pr=
osthesis:
– Fillaeur
– Ortho Remedy (never heard of them personally)
– Flo-tech has a Bb-d that can be used for swimming. Apparently very low=
cost.
– Otto Bock and the removable foam technique
– Endolite’s prefab kit is $198 and they’ll custom make it for you from a=
check socket for about $400.

I also received many technical suggestions for making this myself. Thank=
s to everyone for their suggestions. =20

Thanks to all who responded. Sorry I cannot do a cut and paste. My prev=
ious server used Microsoft word for editing and I was familiar with those=
functions. This server stinks and I don’t know how to cut and paste wit=
h it. Will be changing to my old server soon. Sorry for the paraphrasin=
g instead of posting the actual responses.

Joan Cestaro, CP


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