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How long can I expect my prosthesis to last?

At first you may change prosthetics as frequently as every few months. The stump may change size and shape requiring a new fit or new prosthesis. You may discover that you are ready to try new challenges and activities that would require a different type of prosthesis. With care and some tune-ups along the way, you can expect the device to last about 3 years.

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