During the initial fittings, your prosthetist guides you through the basic principles of using your prosthesis, fine-tuning the fit and [...]
The answer is different for everyone, but the first prosthesis after amputation surgery will typically last approximately 6 months. The [...]
Socks designed specifically for prosthetic use can be used to accommodate for limb shrinkage. There are different thicknesses, or “plys” [...]
Using elastic shrinkers decreases the swelling and helps shape the residual limb. Swelling will continue to decrease as the residual [...]
It is common to have swelling after surgery; it’s a natural reaction and will continue throughout the healing process.
Typically, A new socket is needed if your residual limb changes in shape or size or if you are wearing [...]
Your prosthesis is made up of many different components selected specifically for you and your lifestyle. Your prosthetist begins by [...]
They should be replaced upon occurrence of significant wear and tear or physiological changes in your body that make wearing [...]
Follow the recommendation of your orthotist, physician or therapist for specific wearing schedules.
Minimal redness is normal, but if it lasts longer than 30 minutes after removal contact P&O Care.