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Double Above Knee Amputee
I am a below knee amputee using prosthesis. Some time my back portion of stump starts burning and on further use of prothesis it develope to blister.
Prosthetic fit: These are common signs of an ill fitting prosthesis. The residual limb after an amputation often changes shape and the prosthetic socket needs to be modified or replaced.. Contact your prosthetist or physical rehabilitation physician for evaluation. Once the possibility of an ill fitting prosthesis is determined your physician can investigate other possible causes. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I am a below the knee amputee and recently I have been dealing with lower back pain when sitting for extended periods could they be related?
Could be: The difference length in other parts of the limb may occur over time. (difference in thigh muscle girth) This might lead to a bit of a pelvic tilt and eventual unequal weight distribution on the articular elements in the lumbar spine. Plin films of the LS spine can reveal facet joint disease for example. Your therapist need to be made aware of any bone remodeling to adjust your therapy over time. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not typically: IF it is just a standard arthroscopy with menisectomy most people can get around on crutches or a walker. IF it is more extensive surgery may require that. I let my patients ambulate as tolerated with single leg arthroscopy. I would probably recommend you take care of one knee and then 3-4 weeks later take care of the other. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Notalgia paresthetic: This may be nostalgia paresthetica. The cause for this is not completely understood but several treatments are available. Some over the counter treatments can be helpful including cortisone creams or capsaicin cream. The capsaicin cream may cause a burning sensation. Consult with her physician to evaluate for other possible causes and to make sure that the her medications do not interact. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How long after double knee replacement surgery will I likely be released to be able to drive? I want to have realistic expectations.
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