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A TMR fitting is a special challenge for every prosthetist.

One factor determining the success of the fitting is the optimal adjustment of the socket. Numerous training and test sockets are needed before you can wear the definitive prosthetic socket. Electrodes - a maximum of six - must be embedded in the prosthetic socket. These are often located very close together – this calls for precision and manual dexterity on the part of the prosthetist.

There are three different steps in the fitting process: Therapeutic socket, test socket, definitive fitting

Therapeutic socket
This allows the therapist to re-align the electrodes along the muscles in a flexible manner. They are placed on a belt and can be repositioned with ease if the ongoing integration of the nerves with the muscle makes this necessary.

Test socket
Test sockets optimally prepare the user for the definitive fitting. The long rehabilitation process is also used to help you become gradually accustomed to the weight of the prosthesis. You then begin training with the prosthesis. Once you have completed all the stages of therapy, the definitive socket will be fitted.

Definitive Fitting: The process concludes with the fitting of the prosthesis for permanent use.