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

The nature of things

We don't want to promise too much: you won't be able to walk exactly the same way with a partial foot prosthesis as with your own foot. But it won't be much worse either.

Walking with the partial foot prosthesis

A scientific study* came to the conclusion: "The final evaluation of results from the gait laboratory shows that, with the silicone prosthesis, the gait pattern of the partial foot amputation patient tends to approximate the natural gait pattern."

Furthermore, half of all partial foot prosthesis users surveyed were able to walk distances of five kilometres or more.

A partial foot prosthesis is such a good replacement for the amputated parts of the foot because it restores the full surface for your treading and rollover. This gives you confidence while walking. Because the prosthesis remains flexible as you walk, you can move your whole body correctly. Rather than assuming a corrective, relieving posture, the load on your musculature is entirely natural. This works so well that you can even walk barefoot with the prosthesis.

* Laserich, Dirk: Gait Analysis and Subjective Evaluation of the Silicone Partial Foot Prosthesis; MOT 04/2003, page 55 ff.