It can take several fittings to produce a well-fitting, well-functioning artificial limb. Your prosthetist will normally focus on the fit of the socket first. A clear plastic test socket may be fitted so that the prosthetist can actually see where the socket fits well and where modifications are needed. Your prosthetist will ask for your feedback regarding comfort and fit.
Your prosthetist will eventually attach your components to this test socket to ensure that everything is in the proper position. After fitting is complete, the device will be kept for final fabrication.
It will normally take approximately one week between the final fitting and delivery appointments.
Delivery of Your Device
Upon receiving your finished prosthesis, your prosthetist will make sure that you know how to operate all of the features of the prosthesis and will give you information about the care and maintenance required for your device.