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Stump care

Stump care

Overview

Lie on your stomach 3 or 4 times a day for about 20 minutes. Lying on your stomach will help stretch out your hip muscle to avoid contracture of your stump.

Review Date 7/8/2020

Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.