At this stage the surgical wound has healed. Our physiotherapy team will be focused on preparing your residual limb for prosthesis. This will involve education in skin care, muscle strength, pain reduction / management and limb shaping.
Keeping the residual limb in the right position is vital. This helps prevent muscle shortening and tightening (contracture), which prevents full range of motion.
Part of the focus of pre-prosthetic/immediate Post-Op care training is desensitizing your residual limb and scar. There are a number of techniques that can be done to prepare your limb for prosthetics. This will be given to you as part of our treatment package plan.