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3.9. Spare Artificial Limbs

Spare artificial limbs and terminal devices may be furnished to eligible veterans after clinical determination of need in each case. Such determination is based on environmental factors, such as: where the veteran lives or works, the availability of repair facilities, and the particular needs of the beneficiary concerned. The spare prosthesis needs to be suitable for constant use over long periods of problematic repairs where specialized componentry has to be ordered for the primary prosthesis.


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