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Amputee Life Blog — Skin & Wound Care

A Primer on Moisturizing in the Cold Winter Months

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

The benefits of protecting your skin go far beyond having skin that merely feels and looks healthy. For prosthetic users, having healthy skin means a more comfortable experience with your prosthesis, which allows for more movement and overall better days.

Cure winter dry skin with a prosthetic moisturizer and avoid red painful skin.

 

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Your Skin and Prosthetic Socket's Intricate Relationship

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Our bodies constantly change to adapt to the environment and the foods that we consume. Prosthetic sockets, including adjustable sockets, require constant adjustment to change in unison with changes to our bodies. For a prosthetic user to efficiently use his/her prosthesis, it needs to fit well. 

Prosthetic comfort is directly related to the health of your skin.

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Help Me Choose: Salves, Balms, and Moisturizers

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

As you go about your day getting things done, your residual limb bears the brunt of your daily activities. This is why you notice that the skin around your residual limb looks rough, red, and cracked. And as we age, these skin conditions will only get worse. 
How do you know which product to use, a salve or balm?

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8 Summer Skin and Prosthetic Problems

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

If you're thinking of spending a day at the beach or lounging by the swimming pool, you are not exempt from some skin and prosthesis-related problems that are commonly prevalent during the hot and humid season. So, we'd like to help you keep your vacations fun by exercising a bit of caution to prevent discomfort and even jeopardizing your health.

Prosthetic skin issues during hot weather.

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What Causes Chafing?

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Before we can look into the causes chafing, it’s important to understand what chafing is. A chafe is a common skin irritation that is almost identical to blisters. It occurs when the skin is rubbed against another surface over and over again. Not to worry though, it is not a grave injury. However, it can be a real pain in the neck, quite literally sometimes. If left untreated, it may get infected. This article will be your guide to all things chafing.

What causes prosthetic chafing for amputees.

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