There are cosmetic coverings for the outer structure of a prosthetic (“endoskeletal structure”).  They are more than just for looks;  they protect the inner components from exposure to harmful external elements.   There are also foam covers which can be applied to the outside of the prosthesis.  These covers can be custom shaped, based on the patient’s measurements.  At Sunshine P&O, we use a state-of-the-art technology – a 3D scanner to get the exact measurements and shape.  There are also custom protective skins which can be painted or sprayed onto the foam cover.  Whether or not you cover a prosthetic is a personal decision.  Many athletes chose not to cover their prosthetic legs in order to keep it as lightweight as possible.

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Last Modified: December 20, 2014