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Amputee Life Blog — Skin & Wound Care

A Primer on Breathable Prosthetic Liners

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Sweating profusely underneath your prosthetic liner isn't limited to rock climbers and marathon runners. Heat and moisture buildup plagues every prosthetic user every day. And if you wear a prosthetic liner, then you know that sweat magnifies a lot of prosthetic-related issues. 

Breathable amputee liners allow sweat to flow through the liner and prevent buildup and chafing.

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Are You a New Lower-Limb Amputee? Here's What to Expect During Your First Physical Therapy Session

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

So, you’ve just been referred to physical therapy, and you’re not sure what to expect. We understand the apprehension that comes with experiencing therapy for the first time, so this article was created to discuss what to expect during your first few sessions. 

Make sure to bring comfortable cloths with you to your first physical therapy session.

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Salve: What is It and How to Use It

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Prosthetic users have more than their fair share of skin issues brought on by various factors, such as breaking in a new prosthesis or wearing an ill-fitting socket, among others. So one of the most recommended skin care products to address prosthetic-related skin issues is a salve. However, what is a salve? How do you use it?

Find out how and when to use a prosthetic salve.

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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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