Who should wear a Stump Shrinker?
New amputees experience the most benefit from wearing a stump shrinker. They assist in limb maturation and preparation for their first prosthetic limb fitting. If worn regularly, a shrinker can reduce discomfort and phantom limb sensation.
Experienced amputees typically wear a shrinker only at night, primarily to maintain a constant volume. Many people continue wearing a stump shrinker to improve comfort, lessen phantom pain and improve circulation. Those that are experiencing diabetes should definitely consider wearing a shrinker nightly after limb maturation is complete.