Daily care and maintenance of lower limb prostheses
Lower limb prosthesis is an indispensable auxiliary device in the daily life of lower limb amputation friends. It can not only compensate for the lack of lower limb function, but also play a beautiful role. Since lower limb prostheses need to be worn and weight-bearing for a long time, good maintenance and maintenance can better extend the service life and ensure safety during use. Let's talk about the daily maintenance and maintenance of lower limb prostheses:
1. Daily care and maintenance of the lower limb prosthesis cavity
When wearing lower limb prostheses daily, our residual limbs will be placed in the receiving cavity for a long time. Due to the sealing of the cavity and the normal metabolism of our body, there will be humidity, high temperature, and dirt adhesion in the receiving cavity. This environment will have a bad effect on our skin health. To ensure the health of our skin, we must develop a good habit of regular inspection and cleaning of the receiving cavity.
The absorption cavity that directly contacts the skin needs to be cleaned and disinfected every day. You can wipe it from the inside out with 75% alcohol or soapy water, and then dry it naturally. The receiving cavity with inner liner or liner should be cleaned and disinfected regularly. The liner or liner can be removed, sprayed with 75% alcohol or washed with soapy water, cleaned and dried.
We also need to check the receiving cavity on a regular basis. If there are cracks or unevenness in the cavity, contact professionals to repair it in time. If the damaged receiving cavity is worn for a long time, the skin surface will be damaged, and the damaged part of the receiving cavity will hide. Dirt, which can cause skin infections and other conditions. If the situation permits, it is best to ask a professional to deal with it. If necessary, replace the receiving cavity in time to avoid danger during use.
With the increase of the use time of prostheses and the changes in the subcutaneous tissue of our residual limbs, the receiving cavity is often loosened or local compression of the residual limb occurs during the wearing of the prosthesis. When the looseness occurs, we can increase the residual limb not more than three layers according to the situation. If the sock is still not tight enough, try sticking a soft material on the inner wall of the receiving cavity. If there is local compression or local pain is felt, you can dig out the lining of the compressed area or use a soft material to cushion the painful area to achieve a decompression effect.
2. Care and maintenance of connecting parts of lower limb prosthesis
The lower limb prosthesis is equipped with connecting parts such as screws, rivets, clamps, etc. After a long period of use, these parts may become loose, rusty, and broken. In order to use it safely, it should be checked regularly.
Particular attention should be paid to small parts during inspection. When the parts are loose, you can tighten the screws yourself, and apply lubricant to the movable parts every week. In daily use, try to avoid immersing the prosthesis in water or rain. After the prosthesis is immersed in water or rain, it should be dried as soon as possible and placed in a dry and ventilated environment. If the parts of the prosthesis have abnormal noises, cracks or even breaks during use, they must be replaced in time. If conditions permit, find a professional for maintenance and repair every six months.
3. The maintenance and maintenance of lower limb prosthetic decorative covers
The skeletal thigh prosthetic foam plastic decorative coat, the knee joint is most prone to aging and breaking due to frequent bending.
When using lower limb prosthesis with a decorative coat, pay attention to avoid the collision of hard objects and sharp objects, and perform regular maintenance and maintenance. If there is a slight damage, you can use the same material to repair it. If there is a break or large area damage, you need to find a professional to replace it. For daily cleaning, use 75% alcohol or soapy water to wipe the outside of the decorative coat, and then dry it naturally.