You do have a choice, although you may not realize it. Most amputees have little time to prepare for fitting a limb and find themselves numb with grief to see a low quality limb.
Prosthetics is a medical specialty few people are acquainted with, including many health care professionals. However, there are many differences among practitioners, and amputees and their families need to take the time to gather information and learn about the many options of limb fitting available with different practitioners.
We advise that you become an informed consumer. The Hope recommends that patients contact several prosthetic facilities and consult with each before making a choice. Talking to other amputees as well can help to educate a new amputee as to what options are available. In most cases, even if one prosthetist made you a preparatory artificial limb, you can select a different prosthetist to make your permanent prosthesis.