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How long should a person wait before considering having a prosthesis?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: Months
It is best to wait months before being fitted for a prosthesis.
The reason for this is to allow the leg "stump" swelling to go down completely and to allow the stable long-term stump shape to form. Stump shrinker socks are great for this. Otherwise, the prosthesis mold will not fit properly and not work. Plus, it is not cheap to be refitted!

In brief: Months
It is best to wait months before being fitted for a prosthesis.
The reason for this is to allow the leg "stump" swelling to go down completely and to allow the stable long-term stump shape to form. Stump shrinker socks are great for this. Otherwise, the prosthesis mold will not fit properly and not work. Plus, it is not cheap to be refitted!
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Depends
Assuming no issues with postoperative complications most people would wait six to eight weeks to make sure the wound is strong enough to withstand wearing the prosthesis.

In brief: Depends
Assuming no issues with postoperative complications most people would wait six to eight weeks to make sure the wound is strong enough to withstand wearing the prosthesis.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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