Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


The rehabilitation team are the people who plan treatments for improving performance and minimising disability.

Only when you have any problems regarding to your prosthesis.

Hand wash the prosthetic socks in warm water with mild soap and wipe it dry with a cloth/air dry.

Report to the prosthetist if you notice any signs of redness, calluses, or wounds. Adjustment of the prosthetic may be required.

You may get a prescription from your doctor, or you can contact your prosthetist directly to make the necessary adjustment. You are not advised to adjust your prosthesis by yourself.

It is advised to take off the prosthesis during your shower to prevent damage to components. If you want to use a prosthesis for shower, you can request your prosthetist to prescribe you a waterproof prosthesis.

Yes. As the residual limb changes in size and shape, the prosthesis needs to be adjusted accordingly to ensure the prosthesis still fits comfortably.

To increase the life span of your prosthetic leg, it is advisable to only play sport with a sport prosthesis. If one of your main purpose to get a prosthetic leg is to use it for sport, you can ask your doctor or prosthetist to prescribe you a sport prosthesis.

Depending on the usage, the average lifetime of a prosthesis is 5 to 10 years. To ensure your prosthesis can last long, make sure you get the right prosthesis for your range of activities.


Lower Limb Questions

The wound must be healed well enough to before using a prosthetic leg. Usually, it takes a person three to four months after the amputation.

You are ready for a definitive prosthetic leg when your residual limb fluctuation is set on its final size and shape.

It’s common to have that experience after amputation, and it is called ‘phantom limb syndrome’. Many people find that they no longer have that experience once they use a prosthesis.

You can wear any kind of footwear, as long as the heel height is similar to the one that is aligned for your prosthetic leg.

The prosthetic leg is held onto the residual limb by a few methods such as straps, vacuum-suspension, sleeve-suspension or self-suspension. 

When you initially put on your prosthetic leg, it’s natural to experience some pain because your body will require time for it adjust to the change. However, it is always a good idea to explain any pain or discomfort to the prosthetist in case the prosthetic leg needs to be modified.

The weight of a standard prosthetic leg is less than 1.5kg. It depends on the type and component used.

It is better to wear them with shoes as the prosthetic feet may be slippery.

Yes, provided that you have proper training and fit of your prosthetic leg.

Upper Limb Questions

The preference of either a hand or hook terminal device takes into account the consideration of the individual’s daily activities and type of employment.

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