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Take off your old dressing only if your health care provider tells you.

A NEW APPROACH TO STUMP SHRINKAGE FOR ABOVE-KNEE AMPUTEES Zane Grimm, M.S., C.C.T. Corrective Therapist Palo Alto V.A. Hospital Palo Alto, California PREFACE The suggested method and principles of stump shrinkage by compression outlined below are only an attempt to solve a recognized problem. ThisFile Size: KB.

Jul 14, Wash your hands with soap and warm water. Rinse with warm water and dry with a clean towel. Remove the elastic bandages from the stump, and set them aside.

This will help your stump heal and stay healthy.

Put a clean towel under your leg before you take the old dressing off. Remove the tape. Unwind the outer wrap, or cut off the outer dressing with clean scissors. length of the stump is another main consideration in ensuring successful rehabilitation. In cases of above-knee amputation, it is recommended that at least 10 cm below the ischium be preserved to prevent the lameness and perineal skin damage that can be caused by the socket edge.

In cases of below-knee amputation, it is recommended that.

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amputee is the bandaging of the stump. Proper bandaging shapes and shrinks the stump so that the amputee can more successfully be fitted to a prosthesis. If a stump has not been bandaged, or has been improperly bandaged, the amputee will have to have many adjustments made to his socket as shrinkage occurs. The inconvenience caused by such a procedureFile Size: KB.

General Prosthetic Sock Shrinker Information. Stump shrinkers are used to reduce, prevent or control swelling after amputation. Shrinkers are designed to fit snugly and apply pressure to the soft tissues of the stump. The shrinker can be applied over dressings as necessary. It is important that this pressure be greatest at the end and gradually lessens towards the thigh.