New Life Brace and Limb, Houston Orthotics and Prosthetics
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Orthopedic Sandals and Shoes offer the quality comfort you need to help keep your feet healthy.
250 Blossom St., Ste 200
Webster, Texas 77598
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Caring for Your Prosthesis
Prosthetic stump socks are available in various materials and thicknesses. Different combinations of stump socks can be worn to achieve a comfortable fit as your residual limb changes shape and volume. If you are wearing more than two thick stump socks on a regular basis, an adjustment or a replacement of your current prosthesis might be required. The two main reasons for wearing stump socks are: to protect the residual limb from excessive rubbing against the socket and to allow the prosthesis to fit better as your residual limb changes. You may find that you wear only one sock in the morning but have to add a second one as the day progresses.
CLEANING THE STUMP SOCKS
It is very important to keep your stump socks in a clean and hygienic state. They should be changed and cleaned daily.
Here are some DO's and DONT's that help you clean your prosthetic stump socks correctly:
Only use an approved wool detergent to wash your prosthetic stump socks, preferably by hand. Roll your prosthetic stump socks in a towel to blot out the extra water. Squeeze suds gently through the prosthetic stump
socks and rinse with clear warm water.
Use hot water cause your prosthetic stump socks will shrink. Twist or wring out your wet socks as this may cause them to lose their shape. Dry your socks in a clothes dryer.
Providing the Quality Care You Need
Our staff of board-certified practitioners are sensitive to every individual's unique needs. We incorporate our expertise, with the latest materials and techniques, to provide the quality of orthotic and prosthetic care you expect. These services can be provided at our office, hospitals, convalescent facilities, doctor's offices and client's homes.
New Life Brace and Limb is here to serve your orthotic and prosthetic needs.
Please contact us for a consultation or to schedule an appointment .