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Once your residual limb begins to heal, your physician is likely to prescribe a preparatory (temporary) prosthesis. The early fitting of an below knee prosthesis can offer you a positive alternative to crutch walking or using a walker or wheelchair as your residual limb heals. To allow the limb to heal fully and to reduce most of the swelling, a preparatory prosthesis is usually worn for 3 to 6 months. During this time you will learn how to evaluate and adjust the fit of your prosthesis.
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If you’ve had a below the knee amputation, there is a wide array of options that we offer when it comes to prosthetics. We provide some of the newest and most technologically advanced prosthetics to help each patient have the most comfortable fit and optimal function. Below the knee amputations are a prosthetic that replaces a missing leg below the knee. With a below-the-knee prosthesis, movement is often regained more completely than an above-knee amputation would because the knee is spared.
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For example amputees who have a PTB may find kneeling and climbing ladders or stairs difficult and therefore this population may benefit more from a joint-corset prosthesis.