A 46-year-old member asked:
How to best handle muscular atrophy of a geriatric ak amputee's stump when not wearing the artificial le?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 15 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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Last updated Mar 12, 2013
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