How long does it take to be fitted for a prosthetic leg?
How long does it take to get fitted for a prosthetic leg? From the initial evaluation to the delivery of the definitive prosthesis takes about 4 weeks as long as the patient is compliant and following healthcare protocols.
What are the steps in being fitted for a prosthetic device?
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Our prosthetic care program consists of six basic steps: Evaluation, Authorization, Casting, Diagnostic Fitting, Fit and Delivery, and Follow-up. Usually each visit occurs two weeks apart but your actual visit timing may vary.
Is it hard to get prosthetics?
Getting the Prosthetic Is Easy, Compared to Getting It To Do What You Want. A growing number of soldiers are returning from duty with injuries that have stolen away their limbs. Thankfully, prosthetic technology is getting better, and many of these amputees are learning to live with new arms and legs.
How long does it take an amputee to walk again?
It can take upwards of six weeks if the wound is not healed properly or is taking longer to heal.
How long do you wear a stump shrinker?
Shrinkers should last six to twelve months if cared for properly. Weight gain, weight loss or a natural decrease in the size of the residual limb due to muscle shrinkage may mean a smaller or larger sized shrinker is required.
When might a patient need their prosthesis to be evaluated?
If you have noticed changes in how your prosthesis feels or fits you should schedule an appointment for an evaluation. It is important to note that it may take 5-7 years for a limb to mature and stabilize.
Are prosthetics painful?
Even when fitted properly, it takes some time to get used to the sensation of taking weight through your residual limb. While some initial discomfort can be anticipated as you get used to a prosthesis, pain is not an anticipated part of the process.