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How long will it take to adapt to my prosthesis?

The length of time it takes to adapt to your prosthesis may vary according to your individual circumstances. You may get a temporary prosthesis to use for a few months, then get your permanent prosthesis when your stump has healed completely. Learning to use a prosthesis takes a lot of work and determination. You may master one skill, and decide to move on to a new more challenging activity. Work with your prosthetics team to feel comfortable using your prosthesis to its fullest capability.

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