What health care should be done before the installation of the leg prosthesis?
What kind of health care should be done before the installation of the leg prosthesis? Do not surround the end of the stump in one direction, so it is easy to form skin wrinkles at the scars. Instead, replace the inner and outer side of the flap for continuous surround. Continue to encircle obliquely, and the end of the stump should be as stable and pressurized as possible. When surrounding to the thigh, gradually reduce the pressure of the ribbon. With monotonous gauze, the residual limbs should also be monotonous. Sitting on a hard chair, the upper body is straight and the center of gravity falls on two hips. Keep your thighs touching the chair and straighten your knees. Continue breathing 5 times. Relax and repeat several times. Walk as much as you can, which will help you maintain your muscle strength and endurance. Keep elastic gauze when walking.
Wash residual skin with warm water and neutral soap. Wash and clean the stump thoroughly to prevent soap from affecting your skin. Do not immerse the stump in warm water for a long time, because it can soften your skin and cause edema. Thoroughly dry the skin to prevent force conflicts and other factors that can affect the skin. Massage the residual limb several times a day, which will help to reduce the sensitivity of the residual limb and increase the tolerance of the residual limb to pressure. To prevent skin rash caused by shaving the skin of the stump or using the cleanser and skin cream. The residual end is wrapped with elastic gauze to make the residual limb shrink and form to prepare for the device of leg prosthesis.
Check your leg prosthesis walker to make sure it is reliable. Check whether the rubber head on the top of the walker is worn. The legs of the walker should be the same height. The stump should be close to the healthy leg and perpendicular to the ground. All the time should be wrapped with elastic gauze, in the outside bath or practice. The elastic gauze belt shall be surrounded in an oblique shape rather than a horizontal ring. The gauze wrap should extend above the knee joint, at least one circle above the knee bone. Come back below the knee joint, assuming there is any gauze left, it should be finished in oblique shape above the end of the stump. Fix the tape with adhesive tape to prevent the use of pins. Every 3-4 hours, wrap the head around the stump. If the ribbon slips or folds, wrap it around the head at any time.
The above are the precautions for the health care before the installation of the leg prosthesis. For amputees, the appropriate prosthesis is very important. Therefore, when choosing the prosthesis, we should know the characteristics of the prosthesis in many aspects.