A swimming prosthesis is used for an amputee who has a below-knee amputation. It can also be used with a knee prosthesis to provide swim mobility to an above-knee amputee.
A swimming prosthesis allows a patient to walk easily in and out of water without the concern to damage the prosthesis. This type of prosthesis is waterproof or water-resistant. It keeps the residual limb relatively dry and well suspended.
The swimming prosthesis can be a lifestyle enhancement for an amputee. It gives a patient the ability to use shower, tub, pool, beach, and so on easily.