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Can a person get an artificial leg that he can swim with after a below knee amputation?

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Dr. James Laredo
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are several prostheses specifically made for swimming.
Here are a couple of links: www.Rampro.Net/info1.Htm, www.Wired.Com/magazine/2010/11/pl_designlimbs/, .

In brief: Yes

There are several prostheses specifically made for swimming.
Here are a couple of links: www.Rampro.Net/info1.Htm, www.Wired.Com/magazine/2010/11/pl_designlimbs/, .
Dr. James Laredo
Dr. James Laredo
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Yes

Prosthetic legs that can be used for swimming are available.
Some may be fabricated solely for swimming with the fin already attached. These are usually not covered by insurance.

In brief: Yes

Prosthetic legs that can be used for swimming are available.
Some may be fabricated solely for swimming with the fin already attached. These are usually not covered by insurance.
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Probably

Ask your doctor but probably yes.

In brief: Probably

Ask your doctor but probably yes.
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