Taking Care of your Limb
Care of the residual limb:
It is important to examine your skin often. Clean the residual limb in lukewarm water every night. Use a moisturizer that the medical team has recommended (such as Clean and Simple from Össur) and leave the moisturizer on the skin overnight. If possible, don’t use the prosthesis again until the next morning.
If the residual limb feels too moist in the morning, decrease the amount of lotion used or switch to another with a lower fat content.
To preserve the shape of the residual limb it is important that you use the liner even when you are not using the prosthesis. However, to avoid blisters and eczema it is also essential to air the skin once or several times a day, depending
on the circumstances.
Changes within the muscle and skin tissues continue well into the first year. Work closely with your prosthetist to keep the prosthesis fitting well while these changes occur.
Care of the silicone liner:
It is important to keep Iceross silicone liners clean for hygienic reasons. Turn the liner inside out and wash the inside of the liner every day with mild soap and a cloth. Rinse thoroughly with water and leave to dry. Once dry, return the liner to its normal position and always store in this condition. Wash the outside of the liner also to remove dirt. When you are at home, the liner can be washed in a washing machine at temperatures of up to 60 oC.