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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?

Learn how-to create a skin care regimen.

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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.

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Personal Care Prosthetic Guides

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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.

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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.

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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.

The information on amputeestore.com is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through amputeestore.com is for general information purposes only.

If you are a Prosthetist, medical professional or an experience prosthetic wearer and have anything to add, feel free to share your tips in the comments below.

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