Cleaning the Socket
The inside of your socket should be cleaned at least once a month to prevent bacterial growth. The best and easiest way to manage this is with a canister of antibacterial wipes. If you run out of wipes or you find that your skin reacts negatively to any particular product, try a light hypoallergenic soap and a minimal amount of water.
Then, pat your prosthesis dry with a towel, then let it air dry until it is completely dry. Make sure to let your prosthetic leg dry completely before wearing it again or else you could trap in moisture.
You also don’t want the gel liner to harbor any type of bacteria. Therefore, remember to clean this area by turning it inside out and spraying it with isopropyl alcohol. As with the rest of your device and then allow it to air dry.
Use Baby Powder
To help maintain your device and keep it from retaining moisture, you can use a little baby powder (if you are not allergic to talc).
Sometimes maintenance may no longer be sufficient and it is time to get a new prosthetic device. Read one of our latest blogs to learn when you need a new custom prosthesis and then turn to BioTech Limb and Brace in Birmingham, Alabama to get the perfect fit!
Need Help? Consult An Expert
If you need to make any adjustments beyond basic cleaning, then make sure you turn to our team at BioTech. Let us help with adjusting and caring for your prosthesis.
The professionals at BioTech Limb and Brace are here to help make the process as easy as possible. Get the care and professionalism you deserve. Contact BioTech Limb and Brace today.