The fabrication of a prosthetic device is an intricate, customized procedure that requires a high degree of skill and technology. As such, a prosthetic device is a substantial investment. When considering the freedom and function that a prosthetic provides, it is an expenditure that pays for itself in the way of providing an enhanced quality of life.
The fabrication and fitting of every prosthetic is unique, as it is based upon a patient's anatomy, activity level, and functional requirements. Most amputees require a new device every few years, while children and extremely active adults need to replace prostheses more often. Routine adjustments, repairs, realignment, and upgrades to components are part of ongoing treatment.