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How to best handle muscular atrophy of a geriatric ak amputee's stump when not wearing the artificial le?

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
Shrinker: Atrophy and shrinkage of stump is normal after amputation and continues for many years. It is more common to have changes in size due to fluid accumulation. Wearing a shrinker sock (elastic sock) can help maintain the size of the stump more stable.

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