Prosthesis Not Fitting Right? You May Need a 2nd Opinion

Whether you have a new prosthesis or an old one, it is important that it fits right. Having a poorly fitted prosthesis can cause pain around the rest of your body, keep you off balance, and be difficult to manage over time. Most importantly, it isn’t something you should have to deal with.

Here at Georgia Prosthetics, we take great pride in our work to ensure patients have a prosthesis with a perfect fit.

Getting a prosthesis is an investment that impacts your life on a daily basis, so our experienced team wants to do everything possible to help you get the right fit. If you have a prosthesis that will not fit properly, then it might be time to get a 2nd opinion to ensure you have the right practitioner.


The importance of having a prosthesis that fits right

Perhaps the best way to illustrate the importance of having a prosthesis that fits right is with an actual testimonial from one of our patients:

“I love my new prosthesis. The fit is perfect and there was no break in period needed. I had expected to swap back and forth with the old one as I adjusted to the new prosthesis but that wasn’t necessary. I haven’t needed to swap it once. Walking up and down ramps and woods is so easy now. I went kayaking with my son and had to walk up a steep ramp at the take out point and it was no problem at all. Usually I would have had to stop and rest at least 3 times, but I just kept on trucking and it was easy.”

As you can see, a prosthesis that fits can make an immediate difference and improvement in your life. It simply isn’t worth ignoring the issue!


Where should I look for a 2nd Opinion?


If you are looking to get a 2nd Opinion, here are a few things you should look for in a prosthetist:

  • Great testimonials from other patients.
  • The appropriate licensing.
  • Lots of experience – For instance, Dan Zenas was the first prosthetist licensed in the state of Georgia and has been helping patients for over 20 years.
  • A friendly team that listens to your needs and concerns.
  • The ability and knowledge to offer different solutions. One prosthesis does not fit all!

One place that meets all those criteria is Georgia Prosthetics. Located in Atlanta, GA we have been helping people live fulfilling lives with a prosthesis for decades.

If your prosthesis just won’t fit properly, then feel free to contact us and schedule an appointment to get a 2nd opinion. We would love to help!


Source:
Prosthetic FAQs for the New Amputee

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