A Guide to Post-Op Limb Care
In the phase of post-operative limb care, your doctor may recommend the use of a shrinker to mold your residual limb and/or a PSRD for added protection against injury, facilitating a smoother recovery process.
Transtibial amputation, commonly known as below-knee (BK) limb loss, refers to the absence or amputation of the leg below the knee. It is crucial to be aware of the available options and understand that a return to an independent lifestyle is achievable.
In the initial stages of your amputation process, collaboration with a prosthetist, specialized in designing, fabricating, and fitting below-the-knee artificial limbs (prostheses), is essential. Discussing your goals, expectations, and concerns with our prosthetist is crucial for addressing your specific needs. Whenever feasible, scheduling a meeting with Cornell prosthetist before the surgery is advisable to better prepare for the forthcoming challenges. The prosthetist will collaborate closely with your physician and rehabilitation team to monitor your health and ensure you are progressing toward your anticipated milestones.
Whether you have inquiries or are prepared to discuss prosthetic options, feel free to give us a call and talk to one of our experts or schedule an appointment.