[AMP-L] Prosthesis hurts
wayne at renardson.org
Thu Jun 2 08:57:12 PDT 2011
JC> I don't mean uncomfortable: I mean hurt. I don't even want to
This is the " first version of your 'permanent' rig, so unless you
have your current prosthetist adjust it so it does not cause you
pain, you will be in trouble for a long time. As others have advised
you....T.C., Herb Rice, Stephen, etc....you are paying for a service,
and unless you are satisfied, do not sign off on the prosthesis until
your socket fits comfortably.
I happen to have read the cover story in the new O&P Edge magazine
last night it it may be worth your reading. Written by Susan Glairon,
it details the relationship one amputee found by seeking out the
"Chad Butrick has always had hope. But following one of the darkest
times in his life, what he didn't have was a healthcare professional
who shared his belief in it. From the moment he met Angela
Montgomery, CPO, practice manager of the Hanger Prosthetics &
Orthotics patient care facility in Boulder, Colorado, he knew he had
found that person.
He describes their patient/prosthetist partnership as being "a
melding of the minds.... The relationship between us," he says, "is
what makes great prosthetics."
You can find it here:
Keep us posted.
More information about the amp-l