Your First Prosthesis

Once your limb has healed enough, design and fabrication may begin on your prosthesis. The first prosthesis is called an early-fitting or temporary prosthesis. Many modifications will be made from this and most often, it will not look like a "finished" product.

Once your limb has sufficiently reduced in size and it is no longer possible to make adjustments to your early fitting prosthesis, your definitive prosthesis will be made. This will be more functional, lighter, and cosmetically finished, utilizing a protective outer coating.

It will take time for you to adjust to your amputation and you may experience feelings of anger, sadness or discouragement. These feelings are a normal part of the grieving process and you should not feel ashamed of having them. Don’t hesitate to discuss your concerns with our prosthetist.

We will do everything possible to help you.

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