How do diabetic amputees choose prostheses?
With the improvement of living standard, more and more people suffer from diabetes. Some amputees are amputated because of other accidents, but they have diabetes, while some patients are amputated because of diabetes, so what should be paid attention to when this kind of diabetic amputees install prostheses?
First of all, if there is diabetes before the accident, the symptoms of this kind of patients should be relatively low, and the complications of diabetes are still controllable. According to their own conditions, this kind of patients determine what type of prosthesis to be assembled through the clinical examination of the prosthesis company, generally using full contact, because this kind of prosthesis receiving cavity helps the blood circulation at the end of the stump.
If the amputation is caused by diabetic foot, this kind of patients are often accompanied by lower limb neuropathy and vascular disease, especially vascular disease, which is easy to cause lower limb blood circulation disorder and insufficient blood supply. After amputation, the vascular disease of the lower extremity has not been relieved, and the blood supply of the lower extremity is still insufficient, which may lead to further necrosis and endanger life safety. Diabetic foot can appear wound not easy to heal, so diabetic patients must pay attention to comfort, do not let the stump be hurt twice. This type of diabetic foot leads to amputation patients, it is recommended to use gel sleeve or silicone sleeve, easy to protect the skin. As for the technician, when making, it is full contact or point convergence point force, in short, hope to make the residual limb area more when making. Therefore, the answer to such questions can not be absolute. It needs to be combined with the personal situation of the patient.