• Question: are there people who have to maintain the prosthetic limbs, and is so how often do they have to maintain them

    Asked by 635arth25 to Ana on 14 Mar 2017.
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      Ana Gallego answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      So, when you get fitted for the first time, you get assigned a centre and a clinician. The amputees would visit the clinic every time they need and at least 1 a year to verify that everything is ok.
      Some very sophisticated limbs (like the ones with a microprocessor) require maintenance just like a car, minimum every 20 months.
      The limbs require retightening, readjusting and sometimes regreasing, as it it a mechanical component.
      But obviously, if the patient is feeling that something is not working they can attend their clinic as often as they need.