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The weight depends on the components selected. A below knee prosthesis can weigh between 5 to 7 pounds and an above knee prosthesis can weigh between 8 to 12 pounds.
Yes, however it is recommended that you make necessary automobile modifications so you can continue to drive safely. If you choose, you can take driving classes and make any changes [...]
Prosthetic components are designed to last from two to four years, depending on how they are used. The socket is also designed to last for two to four years, although [...]
The stump and liner should be washed daily to avoid irritation and infection. Mild soap and warm water are recommended. The liner should be cleaned once a week with rubbing [...]
Gradually desensitizing your residual limb is an important step in preparing for your prosthesis. Begin by massaging your limb, then work up to patting it, rubbing it with a towel, [...]
Generally, if there are no healing complications, the first fitting occurs approximately six to eight weeks after surgery. Everyone's body responds differently after surgery, so you will follow up with [...]
In order to reduce swelling, you should wear your shrinker sock at all times. The shrinker decreases swelling and helps shape the residual limb. The swelling will continue to decrease [...]
You should wear the LimbGuard at all times in order to protect the limb and to prevent knee flexion contractures.
Most patients return to normal function within several months after amputation surgery. Recovery rates depend on a timely, comfortable prosthetic fitting, good follow-up care, and the patient’s health and goals.