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What would prevent an amputee from wearing prosthetics?

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Multiple reasons

Successful use of a prosthesis depends on many factors.
Walking with a prosthesis requires more energy than usual walking so one of the most important factors is the person's ability to tolerate the increased physical effort. When the body can tolerate the activity, a good rehabilitation team (physical therapists, prosthetists, psychologists and rehab physicians) is crucial for success.

In brief: Multiple reasons

Successful use of a prosthesis depends on many factors.
Walking with a prosthesis requires more energy than usual walking so one of the most important factors is the person's ability to tolerate the increased physical effort. When the body can tolerate the activity, a good rehabilitation team (physical therapists, prosthetists, psychologists and rehab physicians) is crucial for success.
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