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How does one get a prosthetic leg?

How does one get a prosthetic leg?

Orthotics company: You will need a prescription for the appropriate prosthetic based on your amputation level. Then you will need to be assessed and fitted by an orthotics/ prosthetic specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Prosthetics (Definition)

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


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Is it possible to have a really advanced prosthetic arm?

Is it possible to have a really advanced prosthetic arm?

Yes: Some directly connect to the nerves that worked the arm and fingers. ...Read more

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My life so bad since prosthetic shoulder: what should I do?

My life so bad since prosthetic shoulder: what should I do?

Second opinion: An artificial shoulder should make you 90% painfree with good motion within three months if it was done appropriately. Please seak the care of a shoulder surgeon for a second opinion. ...Read more

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How real does prosthetic testicle feels like.... I mean if a someones else sees or touches it?

How real does prosthetic testicle feels like.... I mean if a someones else sees or touches it?

It's Silicone: It's like a prosthetic breast implant from years ago. Pretty realistic. I'd be surprised if most can tell the difference. ...Read more

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If you have artificial knees and you get MRSA in them, are you allowed to get new prosthetics?

If you have artificial knees and you get MRSA in them, are you allowed to get new prosthetics?

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

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How will i learn to use the prosthetic? What does the process of learning to use a prosthetic entail? .

How will i learn to use the prosthetic? What does the process of learning to use a prosthetic entail?

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Physical therapy: After a prosthetic is received physical therapy is prescribed for prosthetic training. The duration of therapy depends on multiple factors including the health of the other leg, the exercise tolerance, and type of amputation. ...Read more

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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. .

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.

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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 more

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Will my prosthetic irritate my stump? I'm concerned about sensitivity at the end of my stump. Is it possible that my prosthetic will irritate it? .

Will my prosthetic irritate my stump? I'm concerned about sensitivity at the end of my stump. Is it possible that my prosthetic will irritate it?

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Should not: A well made prosthesis will take into account sensitive areas of the stump and accommodate them so there is not too much pressure in one area or the other. A good prosthetist ( the person that fabricates the prosthesis) is key. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more