2 Tips For Caring For Your Prosthesis

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Having a prosthetic can be an incredible and life changing experience for someone who was either born without a limb, or who lost a limb at some point during their life due to disease, injury, etc. While prosthetics are made to be customized to each individual, and are durable enough to withstand quite a bit of wear and tear, you are still going to need to do certain things to ensure that your prosthetic is well cared for. This article is going to discuss 2 tips for caring for your prosthesis. 

Check For Loose Screws 

As you wear your prosthetic each day, you are going to be moving around quite a bit. Because of this, some of the screws in your prosthetic may begin to come loose. Loose screws can cause your prosthetic to fit improperly, which is going to reduce its ability to function properly for you. A great way to make sure that the screws don't become very loose, is to check them each day. You are simply going to want to check all of the screws on your prosthetic as soon as you take it off. If you find any loose screws, you are simply going to want to tighten them. However, if you find that your prosthetic feels in anyway uncomfortable or out of alignment after doing this, then you are going to want to take your prosthetic into your specialist right away to have it properly modified and/or repaired for you. 

Wipe Down The Interior 

The interior portion of your prosthetic that touches your skin is going to be prone to getting dirty and gathering bacteria. This is because it is going to rest against your skin all day, and will gather bacteria via germs on your skin and sweat. Things like dead skin and hair are also going to gather inside of your prosthetic as well. This bacteria can cause you to get infections, and the buildup could potentially irritate your skin and cause you to get a rash. The best way to keep your prosthetic as clean as possible is to wipe out the interior often with a disinfecting, moist cloth. This cloth is going to contain ingredients that will not only remove all of the dead skin build up and hair, but will also kill all of the germs and bacteria that are lingering inside of it. You are just going to want to make sure that you let the interior portion of your prosthesis dry completely before you put it back on. 

For more tips, contact a company like Human Technology.


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