Soon after an amputation, the medical team may prescribe the patient with limb loss to wear something termed a "shrinker." A shrinker is similar to a thin sock and very much like the best pair of Spanx ever worn!  Typically, the patient with limb loss will begin to wea...

When teaching, learning, or understanding how to ambulate with a prosthesis, one must comprehend the “Rule of 5.”  The pelvis moves 5 degrees in the frontal, sagittal, and longitudinal planes.  In other words, it moves just a little side to side, up and down, as well a...

"Stump, stubbie, shortie, 'lil one, moose, Oscar."  Often, a great deal of time has been utilized to name residual limbs, but not enough time is taken to care for them properly.  The skin on the souls of the feet are created to withstand increased loads and weight bear...

The most common questions I get from patients with limb loss are, "what is this rash, and how quickly can I get rid of it!"  Below is a list of the  most common skin rashes that I have seen on residual limbs and my recommendations to treat and avoid them. 

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