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Swim Protection

Leg Cover

The DryPro vacuum leg protector covers the leg up to the knee or crotch. The protector is shaped like a long, rubber sock (available in 6 different sizes) that completely covers the bandaged/injured area. Suited for patients with leg casts, bandaged legs, skin conditions, diabetic foot, severe wounds etc.

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Using the leg protector allows patients to shower with complete confidence and no fear of getting the leg wet. Patients can even swim and dive in the pool or ocean, despite their medical condition. Of course, these activities must be approved by the patient’s physician (some patients are prohibited from entering the swimming pool for reasons other than concern about getting their leg wet, such as the presence of bacteria or various chemicals in the water).

The leg protector is made from durable rubber (contains latex) that can be stretched to up to 6 times its original size. Shaped like a sock, the protector’s opening is narrower than the leg it covers. This helps the protector fit tightly around the leg and seal it completely. The pump that comes with the protector sucks the air from inside the sock through a special valve, tightening the sock around the leg and creating a vacuum. The vacuum also makes it difficult for the patient to needlessly remove the protector while in the water, and makes any air that enters the sock very easy to spot. Checking the sock’s water-tightness is therefore very simple: no air means no water!

Pumping out the air is only necessary before entering the water and to test the integrity of the product. The sole of the sock is coated with an anti-slip layer, thus allowing the patient to walk with no fear of falling, even on slippery surfaces like shower-room floors and the edge of the pool.

The wide range of available sizes means the product can be used by both children and adults.

The protector can be used by patients of all ages. It is, however, necessary to measure the leg to find the correct size that would allow the patient to get in the water comfortably and with complete confidence!

 

Finding the right size

The leg protector comes in two variations: full-leg and half-leg.

The protector is intended for use by patients with bandaged legs, leg casts, prosthetic legs and other limitations that cause water sensitivity. The leg protector is equipped with a special anti-slip sole (the rubber protector is cast in one piece) that allows patients to walk on wet surfaces (shower-room floors and swimming pool areas) in complete safety.

The half-leg protector covers the leg from the foot to just below the knee.
The full-leg protector covers the entire leg all the way to the pelvis.

To find the correct leg protector size for you, you must measure:
*The circumference of the leg just past the end of the cast/bandage/prosthesis.
*The length of the cast from its upper end to the end of the ankle (the floor, not the toes).

Once you have performed the measurements, click on the “Buy now” tab above and enter the results..

Application and Usage

The DryPro protector sleeve was developed using cutting edge technologies that allow easy application and removal. Made from special materials, the protector can be stretched to up to 5 times its original size and easily slips onto the leg.

All DryPro products come is a number of sizes and can be fitted perfectly to patients of different ages.

Before using the protector, please read the “Do’s and Don’t’s” article. You can find it in the upper right area of this page.

Application

Widen the opening and stretch the protector onto your leg, so that it covers the cast/bandage completely.

Creating the Vacuum

Attach the small pump to the valve and pump out all the air until vacuum is achieved and you can see the texture of the bandage underneath the rubber. When the pump stops responding to your squeezing, remove it and push on the safety cap to close the one-way valve.

Removing the Protector

When you are done using the protector, simply slip your fingers underneath it and lift up the cuff to let the air back in. The protector should now be loose. Simply slide it back off or roll it out from your leg.