Swimming with a prosthetic leg and The Fin designed by Eschen and Northwell Health

ESCHEN:
A Leading Provider of Swim Legs and Co-Creator of the Fin

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Swimming with a prosthetic leg and The Fin designed by Eschen and Northwell Health
Diving with a prosthetic swim leg and The Fin designed by Eschen and Northwell Health
 

Swim Legs

Most lower-limb prosthetics are not waterproof. As a result, it can be difficult for individuals living with limb-loss to participate in water-based activities like swimming and bathing. Eschen set out to change that by becoming an industry leader in water-based prostheses, including swimming and shower legs. Waterproof legs are designed for an assortment of activities including:

  • Swimming

  • Bathing or showering

  • Beach days

  • Surfing

  • Sailing

If you are interested in obtaining a waterproof prosthesis click here to let us know!

Standing poolside with a prosthetic leg with The Fin designed by Eschen and Northwell Health
 

The Fin

In 2017 Eschen set out to do something that had never been done. In partnership with Northwell Health, Eschen created the first-ever 3D-printed swimming prosthesis. Traditionally, swimming legs were not actually designed for swimming. They allowed wearers to walk or stand in water, but had no way of propelling wearers through the water while swimming. In fact, without a true swimming prosthesis on the market, most amputees choose to swim without a prosthesis at all.

 

The Fin, unlike traditional swimming legs, was actually designed for swimming, not just standing or walking in water.

 

With the Fin, amputees can walk into a pool or the ocean, swim, and then walk out again. That means no more walking to the edge of the pool and taking your leg off to swim!

Dan Lasko swimming with a prosthetic leg with The Fin designed by Eschen and Northwell Health

We found that a true swimming prosthesis was unavailable.

We looked at the human needs beyond the health needs and achieved innovation at a different level: a human breakthrough. We believe this is an innovation for the future of all parents, athletes, amputees.

Watch the Documentary

In March 2017, Dan Lasko, a 33-year-old Iraqi war veteran from Pennsylvania, entered the pool at Long Island’s Eisenhower Park for a first test of The Fin. A first of its kind, the custom-fitted 3D-printed prosthetic leg permits an amputee to go straight from land into the water and back.

For Dan, who only wanted to swim again with his kids, this remarkable 3D engineering is literally a life changer.

Why Choose Eschen?

Eschen is proud to be a global leader in prosthetic and orthotic care. As a thought leader and innovator in the field, we are able to offer an unparalleled patient experience and superior outcomes compared to other leading providers. 

 

Effectively providing prosthetics and orthotics requires the coordinated care of a team of medical experts, and Eschen is proud to partner with experts in the fields of orthopedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, 3D printing, and biomechanical engineering. 

 

Unlike most orthotic and prosthetic providers who are comprised of generalists, Eschen is proud to have built a world-class team of specialists in the areas of: 

 


At Eschen, our clinicians have dedicated their careers to providing prosthetic and orthotic care. With over 500 years of combined experience there’s nothing we haven’t seen and nothing we can’t do.

Delivery of 3d scoliosis brace at the eschen office in the hospital for special surgery (hss) in new york city (nyc)

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Phone: 646.493.7237

Email: info@eschenpo.com

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Our Mission

Our mission is to maximize the quality of life of our patients and provide an unparalleled patient-centered experience by mobilizing world-class clinicians, healthcare administrators, and institutional partnership in delivering top-of-the-line prosthetic and orthotic services. Our clinicians and administrators have over 500 years of combined experience. Unlike most orthotic and prosthetic providers who are comprised of generalists, Eschen is proud to have built a world-class team of specialists in the areas of: Prosthetics, Orthotics, Sports Bracing, Pediatrics and Scoliosis.

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