This depends on changes in the residual limb size, activity levels, body weight/height and general wear and tear on the components.  In early stages, residual limbs frequently change size and shape, most often within the first 6 months after amputation.  This may require socket changes or adjustments. We recommend an evaluation at least every 6 months by a certified prosthetist.  Early detection of a problem can prevent major problems.

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Last Modified: December 20, 2014