Stump Skin Disorders

What are the common skin disorders affecting amputees?

Skin, as the first point of contact with the socket of an artificial limb, needs to be healthy to enable amputees to be as active as possible without experiencing pain or discomfort - so prevention of skin disorders is a very important consideration.

The following are some problems that may result from these factors:

  • Rashes and Abrasions - these are the most common skin disorder which may occur intermittently or even frequently thoughout the amputee's lifetime.

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