running kidThere are literally hundreds of choices of limbs, sockets, sleeves and socks. I could not possibly begin to tell you what you may or may not need. In general, a simple temporary socket will be the initial choice after the wounds have been healed (approximately six to eight weeks). Most amputees typically start with a locking-pin system; as strength and activities increase, sockets will be added or changed based on your needs. Emphasis is placed on establishing a full-contact, end-weight bearing socket. There is essentially no limit to what you can or cannot do, and modern prosthetics are broad in their scope. I encourage all amputees to meet with their Prosthetist before surgery to discuss any concerns and potential changes.