First the residual limb wound has to heal properly. Once this healing process is complete after a few weeks, the rehabilitation phase begins.
When you can begin with intensive rehabilitation is decided by your treatment team based on the progress of your recovery. In the rehabilitation phase, you are purposefully prepared for using an artificial limb. The goal is to provide you with maximum mobility and independence so that you can lead your life as normally as possible in the future. However, your active participation is crucial for the success of rehabilitation. Your motivation and level of self-confidence can make an important contribution as well.