Tuesday, May 28, 2024

“Swim leg”

Gordon Bass

Assistance needed: 55 yocm, moderate activity, left hemi due to stroke,

left BK due to diabetes. He does have fair upper strength bilaterally,

is not real stable when ambulating, requiring some assistance either

human or mechanical. Patient is cognitively normal. To assist him in

therapy he has requested a “swim leg.” I have no experience with said

swim leg. I think I want a thermoplastic–one- pull socket and shank

with a locking liner. And perhaps a multipositional foot. But again I

need input’

Please suggest both the design and a source for total fabrication.

Thanking you in advance for for your assistance.

Gordon Bass CPO

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