Is there a situation when a stump bandage should not be applied?

Yes. This occurs when there is poor blood circulation to the stump or there is abnormal skin reaction towards bandaging.

Stump bandage should not be applied when:

  • Stump feels excessively cold
  • Stump skin has a reddish, bluish discolouration indicating restricted venous flow
  • Stump skin is hypersensitive to bandage pressure
  • Stump skin shows blistering or breakdown, particularly over bony areas

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