How long does it take for my limb to stop shrinking?

This depends on many factors. The levels of your amputation and size of your limb are important factors. If your stump is fleshy, it will take longer for the stump to shrink as compared to a bony stump. For an upper limb amputation, it may take a shorter duration to shrink compared to a lower limb amputation.

As a general rule, it takes anywhere from 3-6 months for an upper limb and 6-12 months for a lower-limb stump to fully shrink.

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