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What does a prosthetist do?

A prosthetist is a specialist in artificial limbs and prosthetics. They match your body and your goals to a type of prosthesis. A prosthetist will create the socket that your stump will fit into and will make sure that the fit is just right. On subsequent visits, your prosthetist will teach you how to use it, care for it and take it on and off. They can also fix any alignment issues or fit problems you may have in the future.

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