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What should I expect at my prosthetics fitting?

In order to create a custom fit for your prosthesis, you may need a few visits to the prosthetist. First, the prosthetist must have a physical or virtual model of the stump. A physical model may be made using plaster, but today it is more common to use high-tech modeling and computers to create a virtual image of the stump. After that, the prosthetist can sculpt the socket to be an exact match and fit to your body. 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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