What safety concerns might I have with a prosthesis?

People with prosthetic limbs can learn many of the skills that they need for daily living. It will take practice and might require some adjustments to maintain daily activities in a safe way. Stairs can pose a safety hazard for anyone, and people using prosthetics need to be even more alert to the dangers. Clear passage, good lighting, and handrails can go a long way in preventing falls. The kitchen can be made safer with stools to sit on while working or wall ovens that don't require bending down to use.

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