Post-operative care focuses on limb management and continued patient assessment. A clinical consultation is normally followed by the introduction of compression therapy, including commonly used textile shrinkers intended to manage edema and promote residual limb shaping. Additionally, there are traditional and non-traditional rigid dressings and complete prosthetic systems that can allow weight bearing therapies to be introduced.
Once the sutures or staples have come out, and the surgical wound has healed you can begin to prepare for your initial prosthesis. The following steps below are a guide working towards getting you ready for this to occur.