U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
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?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 39-year-old member asked:
Does spinal muscular atrophy (sma) prevent children from speaking?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 21-year-old member asked:
Where can I find information on carrier screening for spinal muscular atrophy?
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 21-year-old member asked:
What is spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me the basics about spinal muscular atrophy?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Mar 12, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.