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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. This can cause irritation and damage to the stump. Another common problem is phantom pains. This is when people who have lost limbs report pain in the missing limb. This could be caused by an ill-fitting prosthesis.

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