Getting a prosthetic device is a process
Depending your activity and health condition you will receive a prescription from your doctor. Now you can schedule an appointment with a prosthetist.
The first visit consists of an evaluation by a prosthetist. The prosthetist will help you with choosing the right aid and will consult it with your doctor.
Prosthetics practice can file the insurance claim on your behalf. At Precision Prosthetics & Orthotics we accept most major insurance plans.
Your prosthetist will provide you with a diagnostic socket to go over your limb. This is used to test your new device for comfort and functionality.
After your fitting appointment prosthetist makes the necessary modifications to your diagnostic socket. Fabrication of your definitive socket begins.
After the socket is finished and all components are attached, your prosthesis is complete. Each device is different, depending on the type of amputation, physical ability and needs.
When you come for your new device additional adjustments can be made to ensure the perfect fit. Increase your wear time gradually to stay comfortable.
Physiotherapy will improve your mobility, help with the recovery and enable you to fully use your prosthesis. Almost all lower-limb amputees will benefit from regular gait training.