- Q What should I expect at my prosthetics fitting?
In order to create a custom fit for your prosthesis, you may need a few visits to the prosthetist. First, the prosthetist must have a physical or virtual model of the stump. A physical model may be made using plaster, but today it is more common to use... Full Answer
- Q How do I take care of my prosthesis on a daily basis?
A prosthesis that is worn every day requires daily attention. The parts of the prosthesis that are in contact with the user's skin need to be washed every day. Make sure the parts are rinsed well and dried completely before use. Every day, or sometimes... Full Answer
- Q What can I do to make sure my prosthesis fits correctly?
Some problems with fit are caused by the limb stump swelling. The prosthetic may have fit perfectly, but if there is swelling, suddenly it is uncomfortable. Fortunately there are a few tricks you can use to make sure your prosthetic fits well. Wear a... Full Answer
- Q What problems might I have with my prosthesis?
Some people experience problems with fit. The key to a well-functioning prosthesis is making sure that it fits well. A prosthesis has a socket that is held to the limb stump with suction. Loss of suction can cause the prosthesis to move against the skin.... Full Answer
- Q What are the parts of a prosthesis?
Any limb prosthesis has three basic parts. The first part is the interface, which is the part or parts of the prosthesis that come into contact with your body. The interface is custom-fit to help the prosthesis stay on and be comfortable. The second part... Full Answer