What is the Best Prosthetic Leg for Golf?

picture of a Georgia Prosthetics patient with an artificial lower limb playing golfGolf is a sport that can be enjoyed by many people. Amputees can love the game of golf just as much as anyone else, providing they have the right prosthesis. In this article we will talk a little bit about the best prosthetic leg for golf and some of its characteristics.

Characteristics of the Best Prosthetic Leg for Golfers

There are many different types of leg prosthetics out there on the market. But which one is best for golfers that will not inhibit their swing?

The best types of prosthetic legs for golfers should have certain features and characteristics.

  • It should be compatible with certain adaptive devices. Many adaptive devices are available to make golfing more accessible to those with disabilities. For instance, there is a device out there that allows you to tee up the ball without having to bend over (putting strain on your knees and lower back).
  • You should use a torsion absorber and rotator. These key elements will allow up to pivot in order to finish your swing. The absorber and rotator are very important to your golf game, especially your swing. The adaptor can connect to the prostheses in order to provide excellent mobility and rotation. This results in a more natural and comfortable posture and golf swing. You’ll also find that the absorber and rotator will relieve pressure and points of abrasion on the stump.
  • Choose a prosthetic leg that allows you to participate in sports. There are many amputees who wish to participate in an active lifestyle. That’s why some prosthetic legs are adapted and customized to fit this type of active, sporty lifestyle.

Have Any Questions? Call Georgia Prosthetics.

As you can see, there are many types of prosthetic legs that allow golfers with limited mobility or a disability to increase their distance or play lower handicap golf. If you sustained limb loss or a serious limb injury, but you still want to golf or play other sports, call us today.

If you have any questions at all, please call Georgia Prosthetics today. We are more than happy to speak with you and help you determine which prosthetics are right for you.

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