–plan on making follow-up visits to your prosthetist a normal part of your life. Proper fit of your socket and proper alignment are essential to maintaing a proper working prosthesis. Like any other mechanical device, routine maintence and adjustment are needed from time to time. Small adjustments can make big differences.
You should see your prosthetist every 6 months or if either of the following occurs:
–you have experienced weight gain or loss, even if it is five pounds or 2% of your body weight.
–your activity level has changed
–it is important to note that in the hot months of the year with activity changes, limb volumne changes may occur which will require you to have fitting concerns.