One recent poll question focused on cosmetic prosthetic covers. When it comes to aesthetics and prosthetics covers, some people do not want to display their prosthetic devices, preferring to cover them with clothing or realistic covers. Others choose the opposite approach, skipping a cover for their device, proud to show off their metal. We asked clinicians what their patients wanted when it came to deciding on a cover for their device.
Of those who responded, 55 percent said their patients didn’t want a cover, 36 percent said their patients preferred a cover that was more realistic and closer to their skin color, six percent said patients had a specific look in mind when it came to a cover, and three percent said patients like to change their sleeves up on occasion. Our Twitter followers’ responses were evenly split between no cover and a realistic cover and color.
One LinkedIn follower, from the Swiss Orthopedic Company in Hillsborough, New Jersey, said, “The most mentioned concern with those requesting a cover is not to draw attention so a cosmetic cover is often requested. Patients who don’t want a cover prefer a small reduction in weight. Mostly active amputees.”
Since June is National Scoliosis Month, our previous poll question asked of the three main categories of scoliosis, which do you treat most as a clinician?
Eighty-five percent said they treated idiopathic scoliosis most often, 11 percent said neuromuscular, and four percent said congenital scoliosis. On Twitter, 60 percent of our followers said they mostly treated idiopathic scoliosis, and 40 percent said neuromuscular.
And speaking of our latest poll, June 21 marked the beginning of summer. Who wouldn’t want to spend most of their summer immersed in a literary world? Our question—What is your favorite genre to read?—is up and in full swing.
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