Aftercare is a lifelong commitment, and is essential for the correct fit of your prosthesis so that it continues to aid you in your everyday life. Our aftercare service includes follow-up appointments at the centre, and advice on your own personal care of your prosthesis and your residual limb. 

Included: 3-month re-check appointment
Once your device has been fitted, you should schedule an appointment within 3 months with your prosthetist to monitor the fit and function of your device. We want to be sure that your prosthesis continues to fit comfortably and that it remains fully functional. If we discover anatomical changes (body size or volume) or changes in your functional ability, we will adjust the device and/or recommend changes to the device.

Recommended: 6-month follow-up care appointment
We recommend that you book a chargeable return appointment at least every 6 months for follow-up care, or sooner if you notice changes in your weight or activity level. Your clinician will let you know if your device requires more frequent follow-up care or specific maintenance.

Continuous: Follow-up is a lifelong activity
After receiving your final prosthesis, some amputees may return to their prosthetist frequently for adjustments - however after a few months the need for follow-up visits typically reduces.

It is important to allow your residual limb time to adapt to your new prosthesis. A gradual increase in your wearing time can make the difference between a comfortable and painful transition. Your residual limb volume may reduce during the first few weeks of wearing a new prosthesis, especially if this is your first prosthesis. Check your skin every time you take off your prosthesis for any rubbing, skin damage or irritation.

For more information on what to expect whilst wearing a prosthesis, or frequently asked questions, take a look at the resources below.
Any major changes in your body weight, activity level or lifestyle may affect the function of the prosthesis and your comfort. Examination and care of your residual limb should become part of your daily routine.
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Aftercare Advice

General Advice
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Common Problems
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Paediatric Amputees
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Socket Designs
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Aftercare at The London Prosthetic Centre

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For more information on prosthetic aftercare and advice, feel free to contact us via the details below:

Telephone +44 (0) 208 789 6565
Find us at The London Prosthetic Centre, Unit 20, Kingsmill Business Park, Chapel Mill Road,
Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT1 3GZ. 

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