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How long will a prosthesis last?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Depends
It really depends on how it is used and how old the patient is.
If the patient is elderly and relatively sedentary, one prosthesis may last a lifetime. For a younger patient who is active, plays sports etc, they may need replacements every 5 years or so. Often there is remodeling of the residual limb so that a first prosthesis may not fit well after several months and will need to be revised.

In brief: Depends
It really depends on how it is used and how old the patient is.
If the patient is elderly and relatively sedentary, one prosthesis may last a lifetime. For a younger patient who is active, plays sports etc, they may need replacements every 5 years or so. Often there is remodeling of the residual limb so that a first prosthesis may not fit well after several months and will need to be revised.
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