Prosthesis Not Fitting Right? You May Need a 2nd Opinion
By Georgia Prosthetics
Prosthetics are a beautiful artificial enhancement that allows patients with loss of limbs to move and function normally. They have given mobility and freedom to thousands of patients around the world and helped some of the most successful people reach their full potential.
Whether you have a new prosthesis or an old prosthesis, 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 in Atlanta, GA, we take great pride in our work to ensure patients have a prosthesis with a perfect fit. We are committed to providing top of the line care to our patients and give them every tool possible to succeed in following their biggest dreams.
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 second opinion to ensure you have the right practitioner.
The importance of having a prosthesis that fits right
There are many reasons why your prosthesis should fit exactly to you. Bad fits can cause skin breakdown around the prosthesis area, painful blisters and ulcers , throw off balance, and create issues in other areas of the body that cause pain and irritation.
No patient should have to undergo any of these effects due to their prosthesis. While many painful issues can be caused through an ill-fitting prosthesis, even more benefits are created through a perfect fit.
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!