In order to keep stump’s skin in normal
condition it is necessary to wash it with
soap and warm water every evening before a
bedtime. You should necessarily wash off the
soap; otherwise it will irritate the skin.
It is wrong to keep a stump humid for a long
time. Carefully dry it out with a soft towel.
It is recommended to massage a stump several
times per day. One shouldn’t shave,
creme or put on it liquids, containing alcohol.
A stump should be wrapped with elastic bandage;
it can be removed before taking bath or massage.
A special attention should be paid to the
cleanness of an elastic bandage: it should
be washed with soap and warm water normally
once in two days. Spread it on an even surface
and dry out.
It is necessary to perform two complexes of
physical exercises for a stump in condition
of wrapped and removed bandage. It’s
preferable to be active, walk with rollator
and crutches. While walking a stump should
be held near the other. While having rest
it shouldn't be leant on the metallic
parts of the crutches. It is also necessary
to keep artificial limbs in due order. It
is necessary to wash, wipe and dry them out
as often as you do it with a stump. Artificial
limbs can be cleaned with alcoholic solutions.
In case of necessity you can use talcum powder.
If stockings or sponge are used in artificial
limbs, it is necessary to wash them to prevent
the skin from inflammation.