How-to create a prosthetic skin care regimen?
Any skin that comes in contact with your prosthesis needs to be well cared for in order to prevent damage that can affect your day to day comfort. Irritation, skin breakdown, and infection are all preventable, but how do you stop them before they start?
Prosthetic Textile Guides
If you're trying to maintain a comfortable socket fit or alleviate friction, there is textile for that! Over the years, prosthetic textiles have experienced an advancement in fibers and manufacturing technologies to allow for an improved prosthetic experience. Today you can inhibit bacterial growth, wick perspiration fight friction and the list goes on. We hope this guide helps you find a more personalized solution to your textile needs, while deciphering the dizzy array of materials and special purpose textiles. Many amputees use prosthetic socks to manage volume fluctuations within their sockets using various thickness (ply) prosthetic socks.
- The Complete Guide to Prosthetic Stump Socks
- The best way to apply a shrinker.
- What are prosthetic gel sheaths?
- Which prosthetic sock is right for me?
- How many sock ply is too many ply?
- Prosthetist Recommend Sock Ply Management Best Practices
- Who should wear a Stump Shrinker?
- Advantages of using a stump sheath.
Personal Care Prosthetic Guides
If you've ever found yourself in a store aisle or browsing online through pages of personal prosthetic products , overwhelmed by the dizzy array of prosthetic skin care choices, prosthetic moisturizers, anti-perspirants and prosthetic cleansers then this guide can help. Throughout this guide you will find answers to questions that many people living with limb loss ask everyday. Learn how to create a prosthetic skin care regimen or which prosthetic textiles can help with sweating and more. Find the personal care and prosthetic products that will help make your day a little easier.
- Parabens: Are they really a problem?
- The DO's and DONT's of Skin Care
- How do I clean my prosthetic socket?
- Why are fragrance free products best?
- Do I Really Need A Moisturizer?
- Help! I'm Constantly Sweating Inside My Prosthesis!
- Should My Cleanser Be pH Balanced?
- How do I care for my prosthetic liner?
- Which Prosthetic Moisturizer Is Right For My Skin Type?
- Why do some skincare products cause a negative reaction?
- Don't sweat it! Vacuum Sockets
- Your Residual Limb Deserves Some TLC
Prosthetic Suspension Guides
Prosthetic suspension is one component of an entire prosthetic system, yet using the ideal suspension product can offer a huge performance upgrade. Regardless of whether you wear a vacuum system, prosthetic belt, locking gel liner or suction socket, if your prosthetic limb doesn't suspend well, your day just became more difficult. A properly suspending prosthesis has the potential to feel lighter and provide you with a great a sense of where your prosthesis is relative to the floor. Too often skin issues caused by friction are the result of a prosthetic suspension system allowing "pistoning". There are many options based on your amputation level that you and your Prosthetist may have filtered through to arrive at your set up. Explore how other systems operate, as well as better understand how your selected system works.
- The Complete Prosthetic Sleeve Guide
- Prosthetic Liner Primer
- What is the difference between Vacuum and Suction suspension systems?
- Which prosthetic sleeve features are important to amputees.
- What materials are used to manufacture prosthetic liners?
- What are Nylon Parachute Donning Bags?
- Explore Two Donning Aids for Prosthetic Shrinkers
- What are Prosthetic Liners used for and how do they work?
- Prosthetic sleeves that offer the longest life.
Please keep in mind that most of what you'll read in Amputee Store Prosthetic Guides are best practices and general guidelines. When researching for these buying guides, we came across many different opinions and some contradicting information. We did our best to curate the most accurate information. However, your ultimate knowledge base is your Certified Prosthetist and Physician.
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