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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi my brother met an accident few days back
User :   and right leg have amputed
User :   now i want know that there is any alternate to live a normal life.
User :   without any support
User :   thanks
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   he may need prosthetic limb
Doctor :   it will done once the stump heals
Doctor :   it will be take sometime
Doctor :   atleast 6 months
Doctor :   are you able to follow
User :   yes
User :   it can be fold like normal leg
Doctor :   till where is the leg amputated
Doctor :   Immediately after the amputation the stump will be swollen and it takes a while for this swelling to reduce, usually about a month.
User :   from the thigh
Doctor :   Follow-up examinations are performed every 3 to 6 months for the first 2 years for patients who successfully complete a prosthetic rehabilitation program
Doctor :   The stump usually continues to shrink with use and an adequate fit of the prosthesis can be achieved by adding layers of socks, although eventually a new socket will be needed. Because of continuous use, components of the prosthesis will wear out and this may cause your gait to alter. One positive benefit of a prosthesis is that you can replace parts without surgery
User :   prosthetic limb can be fold
Doctor :   u need to consult ur orthopedician
Doctor :   he will the best person to advice
Doctor :   without seeing the patient
Doctor :   it is difficult to say what will benefit him the best
Doctor :   with clinical examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   and following recovery they will let u know what is best for him

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