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Nobbe Orthopedics practitioners answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding prosthetic care during the recovery and rehabilitation process after an amputation.

  • What is a rigid dressing?
  • Why is there so much swelling?
  • How do I reduce the swelling?
  • How should I take care of my residual limb after surgery
  • What is phantom pain?
  • How soon after surgery will I get my prosthesis?
  • How should I clean my residual limb?
  • How do I prepare my body for wearing my prosthesis?
  • What prosthesis is best for me?
  • How is my prosthesis made?
  • How do I learn to use my prosthesis?
  • How much will my prosthesis cost?
  • How long will my first prosthesis last?
  • When will I be ready for my definitive prosthesis?

    Questions Regarding Cranial Remolding Orthoses

  • What is Plagiocephaly ?
  • What is Torticollis ?
  • Does my insurance pay for Cranial Remolding Orthoses?
  • How soon will we see improvement?
  • Will my infant experience any discomfort wearing the STARband™?
  • How do I keep the STARband™ clean?
  • Do we need follow up?
  • Who tells us when to stop wearing it?
  • Will we need more than one STARband™ for treatment?
  • Will the head revert back to the flat shape when the STARband™ is discontinued?
  • Has the STARband™ been cleared by the FDA?
  • Where can I get more information?

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