Doctor insights on:
Prosthetics replace a part of the body. A prosthesis is the name of the device. For example, a prosthetic leg replaces a lost leg. Artificial legs or arms are common examples. Prosthetic teeth are also common. On occasion the device used for a joint replacement (new knee for example) is referred to as ...Read more
Yes: Some directly connect to the nerves that worked the arm and fingers. ...Read more
Pretty Close: No pain if you smack it though! most people pretty satisfied. ...Read more
Yes: The most successful way to treat an MRSA prosthetic joint infection is to remove the implant, treat with antibiotics for several weeks, then replace the implants. There are very limited situations in which you can treat the prosthetic joint with just antibiotics (usually early infections), and some where you can swap out the joint in one pass. Talk to your surgeon and an id specialist. ...Read more
How will i learn to use the prosthetic? What does the process of learning to use a prosthetic entail?
How soon after surgery do I get my prosthetic? My amputation is coming up soon. How long after the surgery will I have to wait for my prosthetic.
Until healed: Usually six weeks is enough time if you used a stump shrinker. The important point is that the amputation is fully healed and strong enough, and that the swelling has resolved. Getting fitted when swollen will lead to a loose fitting prosthesis and problems more likely sooner than later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers