Have FUN in the water again with the NEW low-cost alternative, the WaterGait™ WaterLeg for Trans-tibial, or Below Knee amputees 250 pounds or less.
Your BEST Waterproof Waterleg option.
Even if you're not insured for one!
Now you can afford to get back in the water!
The WaterGait™ makes waves at the Amputee Coalition of America National Conference in Orlando, May 2013
Be confident in any kind of water. This WaterLeg won’t rust, absorb water or cost you an arm and a leg. Starting around $2000, you can have a light, strong copy of your current prosthesis that looks as good or even better. Read our material thoroughly, then contact your prosthetist and see if you are insured for one. If not, don't worry and check out our fundraising idea page!
How to Order:
After reading the material on the website, e-mail us your contact info from the Order Page. One of our representatives will contact you to go over any questions you may have and see if you would like to order your own WaterGait™ WaterLeg. Then we will discuss exactly what components will be required. Different patients use a variety of suspension systems and we need to determine which will work best for you. The only extra cost you may incur would be for a suspension sleeve or shuttle lock, to keep it securely on your leg.
Each WaterGait™ WaterLeg comes complete with a Skinergy™ silicone skin finish. You choose the color that best matches your skin. If no color swatch matches, we can also spray on a custom finish ourselves. You will also be supplied with a pair of water-shoes/surf socks. These MUST be worn whenever the WaterLeg is being used. We supply your first pair. You can purchase any style of water shoes you wish, but they MUST be worn every time, no exceptions, or the sole of the foot will be damaged by friction.
Once we have determined which suspension method, shuttle-lock/sleeve or combination will suit you best, we can initiate the order for your WaterGait™ WaterLeg. You can then schedule an appointment to visit our office in order to duplicate the fit and alignment of your current prosthesis. Or, if visiting is not practical, you can use the shipping option. Within the continental United States, we will ship, via UPS ground, a box, which includes color swatches to match your skin tone, as well as instructions for shipment and a return express label. Ship us your current prosthesis or a good-fitting spare and we will overnight ship it back to you, so that you are only without it for two days. Ship on a Monday and receive your original back on Wednesday, at no extra cost to you. You will receive your finished WaterLeg within twenty days after we receive your original prosthesis. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us with a tracking number when your WaterGait™ WaterLeg is shipped.
The WaiterGait's solid outer shell is
impervious to water, unlike the standard
soft skin cover on the right, which will
tear, leak and smell bad if gotten wet.
that CAN be used for the
1. Supra-condylar suspension. A wedge can be glued to the socket or a pelite liner. It is suggested that some sort of sleeve be worn as a secondary suspension to minimize water getting between the liner and the socket and/or skin.
2. Shuttle Lock. We recommend the Coyote™ brand of shuttle lock, which is made entirely of durable plastic and a stainless steel spring mechanism. Other shuttle locks are NOT designed to hold up to repeated water exposure. Generally, an outer sleeve is also worn to reduce water entering the socket (can be ordered on request).
3. Suction. (passive) This refers to a basic suction valve. There are many valves on the market and we will work with you to find the most reliable and cost effective model. An Active Suction System, with a mechanical or battery powered pump, is NOT practical for application to the WaterGait™ WaterLeg. So, if you currently wear an active suction system, we will speak with you and determine whether a passive suction system or shuttle lock would be more practical.