Edema Of The Stump

After amputation the residual limb tends to swell when the liner is not worn, such. As during sleep. Consequently, patients may have difficulty installing the prosthesis in the morning. Wearing an elastic sock or an elastic bandage during sleep can help reduce edema. The elastic sock or elastic bandage is removed before the prosthesis is placed.

(See also Overview of arm and leg prosthetics.) After the remaining limb amputation that tends to swell when the liner is not worn, such. As during sleep. Consequently, patients may have difficulty installing the prosthesis in the morning. Wearing an elastic sock or an elastic bandage during sleep can help reduce edema. The elastic sock or elastic bandage is removed before the prosthesis is placed. In hot and humid weather, the remaining part of the body can swell and sweat, so that the prosthesis can be hard to attract. Showering immediately before the application can help. In the last 2 minutes of the shower, patients should keep the remaining limb under cold water, and immediately after drying, they should try to attract the prosthesis. After the prosthesis is about 5 to 10 minutes applied, it should be quickly removed and re-applied. This strategy helps to get the remaining limb as far as possible into the shaft. If a cold shower is not readily available, patients can use the remaining limb for 5 to 10 minutes wrapped in an elastic bandage, and then try to create the prosthesis.

Health Life Media Team

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