Deciding on getting a prosthetic or artificial leg requires a lot of thought and consideration. There are a range of available options for you to choose from: crutches, wheelchair, walkers, and ofcourse, prosthetic legs.
While getting the former 3 options doesn’t require a lot of hassle, they restrict your movement. Wheelchairs won’t allow you to use your good leg, crutches can in turn cause crutch palsy, and walkers won’t allow freedom of movement. While artificial legs not only provide you with freedom of movement but give you a sense of normalcy. Now you are getting a clearer picture of why you need an artificial leg.
Let us elaborate on the process!
- End goal – If you desire to walk normally, attend school/office, run, jump, hike, etc a prosthesis gives you a range of options that will aid your goal. Most importantly, it will help you attain a high quality of life.
- Getting ready for prosthesis – This process involves bandaging and exercises, as a new amputee you must have someone to guide you through the process. (If you don’t, we’re here to help you every step of the way – contact us)
- Test fitting – This is one of the most essential steps in getting the artificial leg and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. For choosing the right fit, we all deserve a trial. We at Instalimb, make sure you receive a fair and free of cost test fitting to make an effective choice.
- Making adjustments and final fitting – When you choose to opt for a prosthetic leg, you should get a full scale PO support on multiple adjustments until you are satisfied with your device.
Refer to Artificial leg 101 to get a detailed insight on prosthetic devices and also don’t forget to visit the One Stop Guide for Every Amputee!
If you’re looking for a new device, interested in free test fitting, confused if a new socket will be the right fit, or any other queries accordingly. This is the time to reach out to us and try a test socket free of cost. Step it up with Instalimb – Contact us today!