Expectations are tricky things, and there are various schools of thought about the best ways to manage them. A 2014 study conducted at University College London, England, led by Robb Rutledge, PhD, suggests that our happiness may depend largely upon how we manage our expectations. One key finding of the study is that having lower expectations is more likely to lead to happiness if those expectations are exceeded. However, the researchers’ conclusions (quantified by an equation that was tested on more than 18,000 people) also found that having high expectations can make us happy even before we know the outcome. So, while there is a lesson there about managing expectations, it is not clear-cut, but points instead to a sort of balancing act. It is that balancing act in O&P lower-limb care that this issue of The O&P EDGE addresses, from patient expectations, to applications of technology, to expectations of prosthetic usage success.