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How would one care for the skin that is in contact with the prosthesis?

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In brief: Protect it

Cover it with a padding or protect it from the prosthesis.
Otherwise, over time you will get a significant "scar" or callus of the area.

In brief: Protect it

Cover it with a padding or protect it from the prosthesis.
Otherwise, over time you will get a significant "scar" or callus of the area.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: As usual

The skin that is inside a prosthetic socket needs to be cleaned as usual, with soap and water. Generally speaking this skin, especially in the leg, tends to get dry so a good lotion or cream used everyday is helpful.
It is as important to clean prosthetic liners/socks sockets. Wash all areas/parts in contact with the skin everyday.

In brief: As usual

The skin that is inside a prosthetic socket needs to be cleaned as usual, with soap and water. Generally speaking this skin, especially in the leg, tends to get dry so a good lotion or cream used everyday is helpful.
It is as important to clean prosthetic liners/socks sockets. Wash all areas/parts in contact with the skin everyday.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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