In an ideal situation, you will have the time to sit with your prosthetist and surgeon prior to having any type of surgery done in order to best determine what type surgical techniques and what design prosthesis will give you the best possible outcome to not only be up and walking sooner, but also long-term success for the rest of your life. Your participation in the creation of the plan and the design (especially the outer design) of the prosthesis also aids in giving you a better grasp of what to expect, helps you to focus on the positives to come, and bolsters the courage & motivation to work through each step of the process.
Additionally, you would also have the opportunity to speak with individuals who have been through it and are successfully utilizing a prosthesis in their every day lives. This key part of the process really helps to bring peace and hope into the picture. Since “seeing is believing,” we strongly recommend meeting with a peer a necessity.
Though not every situation allows for all of these steps to occur, we make every attempt to provide you with all of the opportunities possible. We believe preparation plays a pivotal role in your overall success in order to prepare you well for your journey ahead.