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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03607-2
Date : 01/2023
Title : Informations utiles pour les personnes amputées au-dessus du genou = Useful information for people with amputations above the knee
Duration : 00:02:12
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Description : Did you have an amputation above the knee? Follow these recommendations to continue to have a productive life with your prosthesis.
Amputations above the knee are called transfemoral amputations.
Adopting the tips of this video will bring you many benefits:
Improved blood circulation.
Reduced swelling.
Giving the limb a better shape to receive the prosthesis.
And getting your limb used to constant coverage, as well as protecting it.
How to put on your bandages?
Roll up your bandages to make them easier to handle.
Then start with the bandage from front to back.
Make a small turn at the top to adjust it.
Wrap the stump making diagonal figures in the form of 8.
Generate more tension on the lower part of the stump and decrease the pressure when you go up.
Be careful never to put the bandage in circular patterns.
This can badly affect your blood circulation and your recovery will be slower.
Each layer of the bandage should overlap about half of the previous layer with each turn.
You should readjust the bandage 4 to 6 times a day, and every time you feel that the bandage gets loose.
You should use it all the time.
Oh, and wait a minuteā€¦ here are some more tips.
Ideally, bandaging should begin on the second day after the operation, when the surgical wound has closed.
This bandage should be applied progressively depending on the reaction of the skin.
Start by using the bandage 2 hours per day. And then increase the duration up to 24 hours.
If you are going to use the prosthesis for the first time, you should use your bandages one day in advance.
If you have a small wound, cover it with a bandage.
But if it is a large wound, contact medical personnel as soon as possible.
How to take care of your bandages.
Wash them every day carefully with soap and water.
Let the bandages drain and dry on a flat surface.
Leave them indoors.
Direct sunlight can damage them.
There is no need to twist them.
When you feel that they have lost their elasticity, throw them away and get new ones.
Original language : English
French title : Informations utiles pour les personnes amputées au-dessus du genou
English title : Useful information for people with amputations above the knee
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