When should I replace my prosthesis?

The need to replace a prosthesis may be inevitable. The size of the limb stump can change when you gain or lose weight. This may lead to an imperfect fit of the prosthesis. Another factor is that over time and with use, the prosthesis can wear down. If the structure of the prosthesis has been compromised to the point of causing a safety hazard to the user, it must be replaced. Sometimes the suction that holds the prosthesis on has decreased, or there are cracks that lead to an unhygienic condition. If you experience any of these factors, see your prosthetist.

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