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Jun 10, Amputation System of Care (ASoC) Inthe Office of Rehabilitation Services and the Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service collaborated on a proposal for an Amputation System of Care (ASoC) designed to reduce variance and increase access to state of the art rehabilitation techniques and prosthetic technology.

Taking Care of Your Limb After Amputation. Soon after surgery, you’ll be taught how to take care of your residual limb. This is the part of your limb that remains after amputation. Follow all directions from your healthcare team closely. Before the sutures or staples come out. Jul 14, Wear your elastic bandage all the time. Rewrap it every 2 to 4 hours. Make sure there are no creases in it. Wear your stump protector whenever you are out of bed. Ask your provider for help with pain. Two things that may help are: Tapping along the scar and in small circles along the stump.

Dec 03, VA Research Study – on Below-Knee Amputations We are doing a research study to see if using a Fitbit pedometer and an online peer group changes how much people with a lower limb amputation walk. Participants will receive a Fitbit pedometer and. Background and purpose: There is little published data on the diagnostic and therapeutic management of lower-limb stump infections (excluding toe and forefoot amputations). Patients and methods: We made a retrospective observational study of 72 patients having undergone a major lower-limb amputation for a vascular or traumatic reason, complicated by post-surgical stump infection, between Cited by: 9.

effective lever of the stump (e.g., a patient may have some intact portion of the humerus; however, if this stump does not extend beyond the axillary fold, it is classified as a shoulder amputation and therefore an ineffective lever). The axilla-to-stump-end measurement is especially important for prosthetic fitting.

Amputation surgeons have a unique role and responsibility. When facing any surgical case, the surgeon must strive towards two primary goals, both of which are critical to the success of the procedure. The first goal is the removal of the diseased, damaged or dysfunctional portion of the limb. Amputee Store sells prosthetic supplies direct to the amputee community.

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Fell on my stump a week ago and still experiencing pain. Hi all, as some of you probably know from my previous posts, I had a RBKA amputation due to about 20 years of serious pain on Oct 31st. Well about a week ago I was at a friends and tried showering and forgot for a split second I didn't have a leg anymore and tried to stand up.