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What prostheses and other fitting options are available?

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What prostheses and other fitting options are available?
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What will my life be like with a prosthesis or orthopaedic footwear?

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What will my life be like with a prosthesis or orthopaedic footwear?
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What is a partial foot prosthesis?

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What is a partial foot prosthesis?
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How well will I be able to walk with a partial foot prosthesis?

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How well will I be able to walk with a partial foot prosthesis?
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Is a partial foot prosthesis suitable for me?

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Is a partial foot prosthesis suitable for me?
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How can I obtain a partial foot prosthesis?

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How can I obtain a partial foot prosthesis?
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How can I get reimbursement for my partial foot prosthesis?

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How can I get reimbursement for my partial foot prosthesis?
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What is a partial foot prosthesis made of?

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What is a partial foot prosthesis made of?
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How do I care for a partial foot prosthesis?

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How do I care for a partial foot prosthesis?
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What prostheses and other fitting options are available?

Fitting solutions

Although the amputation may be barely behind you, you need to resume your normal life. Thankfully, with the right prostheses, this is much easier than you might think.

The best thing is to start socialising with other people again as soon as possible. Train your muscles with the physiotherapist and learn to move naturally. Get ready for everyday life with the help of your occupational therapist.

Here you'll find a good prosthetist is of great help. Your prosthetist has a whole range of devices on offer to help you resume your normal life. This range includes made-to-measure prostheses that allow you to walk with a practically natural gait.

Silicone partial foot prosthesis
Silicone partial foot prosthesis

The silicone partial foot prosthesis

Custom-made by a prosthetist, a silicone partial foot prosthesis allows you to move your ankle completely freely while fitting your residual foot "like a glove". As a result, your whole movement appears more natural. Current studies also indicate that the muscles are more active compared to other fittings. Thanks to the flexible material, you can also walk longer distances and wear conventional shoes. In other words, you won't attract any attention by the way you walk.

Prostheses, shoes and insoles

A customised, moulded insole may be sufficient after a minor amputation. An insole cannot restore lost functionality, but stabilising the foot-bed might suffice after very minor surgery.

While some doctors and prosthetists may recommend a custom shoe from an orthopaedic shoemaker, this is not necessarily the best option for you. Not only is it conspicuous, it may also lead to subsequent problems because your ankle is immobilised. Walking in these shoes does not appear smooth and you may find them uncomfortable.

An orthopaedic inner shoe, also made by an orthopaedic shoemaker, is less conspicuous. However, here, too, the upper ankle is immobilised, so you can't wear it with standard footwear bought from a shoe store.

The Bellmann prosthesis supplied by a prosthetist offers significantly more mobility. With the help of a stocking, you slip into a prosthesis made of several layers of foam, which does not cover the upper ankle. Other advantages are its low weight and a shape that lets you wear conventional shoes. However, the look of the Bellmann prosthesis cannot be adapted to match your other foot, so it still stands out as a prosthesis. The material also wears out comparatively quickly, meaning you need a new one after two years. Finally, the stocking causes friction which you may find unpleasant.