FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Healthcare Related Questions, Answered for You
DO YOU OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS?
We offer free consultations on patients that visit our clinics.
WHEN IS THE "BEST" TIME TO BE FITTED WITH A PROSTHESIS?
With proper rehabilitation and wound healing, about 2-4 months after the amputation.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE A PROSTHESIS?
From 2-8 weeks with 3 or more visits required.
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROSTHESIS WEIGH?
BK (Below Knee) = 0.9 to 1.35 Kgs and AK (Above Knee) = 2.0 to 4.0 Kgs.
HOW TO PREPARE A STUMP FOR CAST MEASUREMENT?
By applying a rigid or elastic compression dressing together with physical therapy.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR YOU
WHAT IS PROPER BANDAGING TECHNIQUE IN PREPARATION FOR BELOW KNEE PROSTHESIS?
For Below Knee (BK) Amputation Prosthesis, use a single or double length 4-inch wide elastic wrap and apply it stretched to 3/4 of its full stretch length in the pattern outlined above.
WHAT IS PROPER BANDAGING TECHNIQUE IN PREPARATION FOR ABOVE KNEE PROSTHESIS?
For Above Knee (AK) Amputation prosthesis, use double length 6-inch wide elastic wraps at 3/4 of full tension in the pattern outlined above.