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How to protect and care for prosthetic suspension sleeves
Your prosthetic sleeve must be carefully rolled on to the residual limb. Pulling will stretch and possibly damage your prosthetic sleeve.
Carefully inspect your prosthetic liner and sleeve for tears or abrasions that may cause a loss of
Sleeves should be washed weekly by hand. Dry the liner with a towel, and hang the sleeve to dry. When your schedule is busy consider using a
Keep a supply of at least two good prosthetic sleeves, since BK sleeves need to be washed and dried weekly and replaced when damaged.
Never store your sleeve folded in half, doing so will create a permanent crease
Request that your prosthetist add a covering to the trimelines of your prosthetic socket and use a
to extend the life of your sleeves.
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