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Old 02-20-2015, 10:01 AM   #1
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Stump Crunch

Hi everyone. I am AK amputee. Motor cycle accident in 1999. Am not especially active, but have taken up skiing. (Back in the day, I used to be a fairly good skier). But here's the problem.
As I shift my weight, from side to side (eg when turning), the end of my femur "crunches" across the muscles of my stump. This is at best a really unpleasant sensation, at worst, it hurts like hell. In truth, I sometimes get this "crunch" just walking, standing or putting on my prosthesis. Since I think I have quite a lot of spare muscle on my stump, I am already in conversation with a plastic surgeon, with a view to an operation, to "take up the slack". However, it occured to me that this stump crunch might be something that all AKs have to put up with. In which case, I'd be wasting my time by having another operation.
Are there any AKs out there who can advise me? Do you experience Stump Crunch, even if you have a neat stump?

 
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