Prosthesis fitting for amputees

This is how prosthesis fitting takes place

The process of prosthesis fitting consists of many steps. It usually starts quickly after the amputation.

Prosthesis fitting is an important part of the rehabilitation and training after the operation.

After the swelling in the stump is reduced, measurements will be made for the prosthesis, either by plaster casting or scanning of the stump.

A test sleeve will usually be produced so that the orthopedic engineer can see how well the prosthesis sleeve fits on your stump. The need for adjustment of the sleeve will be marked off and work will be done on adjusting the prosthesis so that the function is optimal.

Testing is important in prosthesis fitting

On the basis of this, a prosthesis is made for testing which is adjusted and adjusted so that the prosthesis is comfortable and works as it should.

This test can take place at the prosthesis workshop, at a training institution and / or by bringing the prosthesis home to test it yourself.

If you are wondering what type of prosthesis you would like to be best served with (simple functional, cosmetic, advanced functional) or you have special wishes about what the prosthesis should look like, (shape, color, etc.) you can talk to the orthopedic engineer about this.

If you would like to see what different prostheses and prosthesis components look like, you can either ask your orthopedic engineer, or you can contact Momentum to talk to an experienced prosthesis user.

If you want to know about rights related to prosthesis fitting and which workshops may be relevant, you can read more here .

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