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How does a prosthesis stay on?

There are several ways a prosthesis can be attached to a stump. It may be held on with suction, a locking pin, or with a harness. Each method has advantages and drawbacks. A harness can be bulky and not move as well as the other systems. A locking pin may cause irritation where it contacts the stump. Suction is generally considered the best choice, but the user must put the prosthesis on precisely in order to get secure suction.

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