Amputee Shrinker Sock
Saves Amputees Excruciating Pain Post-amputation
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The facts are, that the pain an amputee experiences immediately after an amputation can be excrutatingly intense.
Three sources of excruciating pain are:
1. The amputation surgery itself, due to the tremendous traumatic surgical changes to the residual limb.
2. "Phantom limb pain," due to physically severed nerves and the human brain trying to sort out the changes.
3. The excruciating pain caused by bumping and irritating the fresh amputation site during the changing of bandages, and especially during the application of tight elastic shrinker socks over these bandages.
Of these three, there is one source of pain that can be totally avoided by an amputee by nurses and doctors simply using a plastic sleeve to "pre-stretch" the elastic shrinker sock before reapplication. Doctor and nurses using a prestretch sleeve of either 8, 10, or 12 inches in diameter will accommodate the residual limb size of most amputees.