Kormylo Advanced Prosthetics and Orthotics - February 2020

Wash, Wash, Dry, Repeat


Between follow-up appointments with your prosthetist, maintaining a high

of your body should do fine. Don’t use soap that has any sort of fragrance, though, because this could irritate the skin. Rinse your limb thoroughly after washing it. If you find that the soap you’re using is leading to unwanted irritation, consult a physician or dermatologist. Dry your residual limb. Always pat the limb dry; don’t rub the limb. While the action of rubbing the limb might be soothing to some people, it can be very irritating to others. Make sure your limb is completely dry before putting any liners, shrinkers, or socks back on. Throughout the entire washing process, check your residual limb for any redness, blisters, pimples, or sores. If you see anything that looks abnormal, consult a health care professional right away. It’s better to identify potential skin irritations early on before they can get infected. And, of course, if you’re not sure whom to speak with about an irritation or infection, talk to one of our prosthetists and we can get you pointed in the right direction.

quality of personal hygiene around the residual limb is essential. Neglecting to take the necessary steps to clean your residual

limb on a daily basis could lead to a buildup of bacteria, infection, and a delay in the healing process. To minimize the risk of infection, run through this checklist every day.

Wash any part of the prosthesis that touches your skin. This includes any liners, shrinkers, or socks you’re using to maintain a proper fit within the prosthesis. Before putting these parts of the prosthesis back on, make sure they are all free of residual soap.

Wash your residual limb. To do this, all you’ll need is some mild soap and warm water. As for the type of soap, whatever you use to clean the rest


Make date night simple with this easy shrimp scampi recipe. EASY SHRIMP SCAMPI


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4 tbsp butter 4 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice 8 oz cooked linguine

1/4 cup parsley


1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. 2. Add shrimp and oregano, stirring frequently until shrimp is pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. 3. Add wine and lemon juice to skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. 4. Stir in remaining butter and olive oil and cook until butter is melted. 5. Add cooked shrimp to skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. 6. In a serving bowl, top cooked linguine with shrimp mixture. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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