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What complications might a person with a prosthesis have?

Sometimes a person with a prosthesis can have complications. These include muscle loss and bone density loss, obesity and other problems caused by inactivity, skin irritation and infection, and back and hip pain. It is important that a prosthetics user follow an exercise regime so that they can prevent obesity and its complications, such as diabetes and heart trouble. This exercise may also help to limit bone and muscle loss. Taking special care of the stump should prevent or ward off any serious skin infections.

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