Erythema on the stump
New sleeve during installation
Overheating of the skin
Bacteria / fungi
Wash the sleeve and your stump.
Apply an anti-erythema cream or lotion when you are not wearing the sleeve.
Apply petroleum jelly
Proximal blisters on the skin at the lower edge of the cuff
Air pocket due to improper fitting of the sleeve
Sleeve possibly too large
Apply petroleum jelly to the affected area
Back up the sleeve making sure you have expelled all the air
If the problem persists, consult us.
Inflammation of the kneecap
Tension exerted by the sleeve on the knee when the knee is bent
Apply petroleum jelly to reduce friction. Put on the sleeve with the knee bent.
Do not hesitate to consult us.
Boils / cysts
High pressure points at the socket
Ingrown hair follicles
Wash the sleeve and your stump (daily)
Avoid using the prosthesis too often.
Consult us so that the pressure points in the socket are reduced
Consult a dermatologist if necessary.
Itching when removing the sleeve
Accumulation of minerals / salts from sweating
Wash the sleeve and your stump thoroughly
Use an anti-itch cream or solution when you are not wearing your sleeve.
During acclimatization to the new sleeve
Apply an antiperspirant to the stump at night.
Do not rinse off the antiperspirant before putting on the sleeve.
Source: Pommier Orthopédie