Each patient is unique and so the making of their artificial limb is a unique experience, custom tailored to the individual's needs. Generally the following steps occur when getting as new artificial limb.
- Initial consultation to determine the prosthetic needs of the patient.
- Decide on the prosthetic prescription (socket, suspension, components) that best suits the patient.
- Develop a cost estimate for the completed prosthesis.
- Apply for funding for the prosthetic limb.
- Receive approval for the funding.
- Capture the shape of the patient's residual limb by taking a negative cast.
- Order and receive hardware components that make up the finished prosthesis.
- Have a test fitting with a clear test socket.
- Make any necessary adjustments to the positive cast based on the result of the test fitting.
- Produce the final socket based on the final positive cast.
- Fitting appointment(s) - to make final adjustments to the alignment of the components
- Finish the prosthesis by applying a cosmetic layer. We can make the limb look natural or apply any finish the patient prefers.
- The prosthesis is complete.
- Regular follow-up is scheduled to ensure proper fit & alignment of the prosthesis is maintained.