Care of your Prosthesis

Your artificial limb is like any piece of equipment – it’s important to keep it clean and in good working condition or it will not work well for you. If your prosthesis has a plastic socket, it should be cleaned by wiping first with a damp, soapy cloth, rinsed by wiping with a clean damp cloth and then dried using a dry cloth. It should never be immersed in water. Do not adjust any of the screws, joints or other parts of the artificial limb unless you have been shown how to do this by your clinical prosthetist. It’s a good idea to arrange an appointment with your clinical prosthetist every six months to have your artificial limb checked.

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