esther-l at alumni.virginia.edu
Fri Sep 5 11:00:16 PDT 2003
I have a Drypro cover. I have not used it much.
If you have cosmetic foam 'stuffing' inside a cosmetic cover on your leg,
that stuff is buoyant. Walking when the leg is submerged is a bit more
difficult when you have to concentrate on putting the prosthetic foot down
on a surface.
I had to cut up an old neoprene suspension sleeve to enhance the drypro
because it wants to roll down my thigh. So, I have to roll a chunk of
on top of the upper end of the Drypro cover, and up onto the skin of my
to get a watertight seal that will stay sealed. It is a tedious process
to use the
hand-pump bulb to remove the excess air from inside the Drypro after you
The Drypro cover is WARM - it's airtight latex. I think it might be very
uncomfortable for boating, because of the sun exposure.
I bought the cover for water therapy. I was recovering from a lower back
muscle injury. The buoyancy of my prosthesis gives me a gait where my
prosthesis really swings outward when I walk in waist-deep water. This
is the motion which started the lower back injury, so I don't want that sort
of motion. I put 7 lbs of wrist weights on my ankle under the cover, but
that wasn't enough weight to remove that rotation motion. Since the
therapist didn't have any ideas for resolving this, I gave up on water
theresa chason wrote:
> I have read about a product called Drypro that covers the prosthetic
> leg and seals onto the thigh. It can be used by BKA’s and some AKA’s.
> I have not tried it but have heard that it allows people to swim
> shower etc. with the prosthetic leg on. It costs about $65. The
> website is drypro.com. If anyone has used this product I would like to
> learn more before I purchase 2.
Esther L. esther-l at alumni.virginia.edu,
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