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…

September 3, 2018