Just got my leg, have questions!
phoenix2 at magicnet.net
Mon Aug 2 14:58:30 PDT 1999
My experience tells me otherwise.....
RENARDWC at ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu wrote:
After all, prosthetics is not a perfect art or science, and a bit of trial
> error seems to be built into the process. And that is fine, since
> spending time getting it right is worth a few hours since the new
> prosthesis will be part of me for several years.
I differ - prosthetics IS IS IS IS IS.....an ART involving the intuition of
the prosthetist informed by his talent for the work. The man who KNOWS
what he is doing does all the trial and error in his head in the process of
casting, modifying the cast and aligning the limb. All of this in the wake
of observing and assessing the amputee and his stump. We are talking about
a process of creative resolution of variables....not an attitude of 'will
> It would be a pleasant surprise to get casted, return in a bit, slip
> into the new rig, and have it fit perfectly. But I for one will not hold
> my breath for that event, nor will I bring those expectations into a
> prosthetist's office. It is simply bearing too much baggage.
I have had just the experience which you described, several times.
Fortunate me to have found such a prosthetist! GeoB.
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