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PROBLEM RESOLUTION


PROBLEM


Erythema on the stump


CAUSE


New sleeve during installation


Overheating of the skin


Bacteria / fungi


SOLUTION


Wash the sleeve and your stump.


Apply an anti-erythema cream or lotion when you are not wearing the sleeve.


Apply petroleum jelly




PROBLEM


Proximal blisters on the skin at the lower edge of the cuff


CAUSE


Air pocket due to improper fitting of the sleeve


Sleeve possibly too large


SOLUTION


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.




PROBLEM


Inflammation of the kneecap


CAUSE


Tension exerted by the sleeve on the knee when the knee is bent


SOLUTION


Apply petroleum jelly to reduce friction. Put on the sleeve with the knee bent.


Do not hesitate to consult us.




PROBLEM


Boils / cysts


CAUSE


High pressure points at the socket


Ingrown hair follicles


SOLUTION


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.




PROBLEM


Itching when removing the sleeve


CAUSE


Accumulation of minerals / salts from sweating


SOLUTION


Wash the sleeve and your stump thoroughly


Use an anti-itch cream or solution when you are not wearing your sleeve.




PROBLEM


Excessive sweating


CAUSE


During acclimatization to the new sleeve


Hot environments


Hyperhidrosis syndrome


SOLUTION


Apply an antiperspirant to the stump at night.


Do not rinse off the antiperspirant before putting on the sleeve.



Source: Pommier Orthopédie

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