Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP Aggressive | Experienced | Knowledgeable | A Full Service Law Firm
Free Consultations *
For Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Matters Only
toll free: 866-679-2513
Kew Gardens: 718-577-2573
Woodbury: 516-681-0250
New York: 212-223-2767
Main Menu

Thank you so much for all your help. You are a true God send and I feel blessed for having your assistance. Wishing you and your family well wishes and a Happy New Year too!

Thank you for “services rendered” to my complete satisfaction. On that note, a special thank you to Judy Ramirez and Veronica Fuentes for their many contributions. With your knowledge and experience...

Thank you for doing such a great job representing my son on the purchase of his condo. As I am sure you could tell, he was very nervous about the whole thing, been waiting for the other shoe to...

On behalf of the family of the Estate of Marlene U., I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the law firm of Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP for its unwavering commitment...

I feel blessed that somehow your firm in and my life crossed because the result is the quality of my mother’s life in respect to current and future needs is secure …

Dear Martin and Ira, thank you so much for working so hard on my case for so many years. My life changed 10 years ago when this occurred. I'm glad this chapter of my life has closed.

Just wanted to express how happy I am with your firm. I have known you for over 15 years starting with the purchase of my first home and when I continued utilizing your services when...

Words can not fully express how grateful and impressed I am with your outstanding services. Working with you and your staff not only made me feel comfortable and reassured but ...

I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your efforts over the last two years regarding my case. Your attention to the details surrounding-my case was second to none...

Me sentir bien comoda con mi dos abogados, el Sr. Martin y el Sr. Futterman, que me trataron mi caso con mucha delicadeza y puecieron mucho tiempo en mi case

Read More Testimonials
Practice Areas Menu

Examining the dangers posed by a poorly fit prosthesis

If you count yourself among those in Queens that have lost a limb, then you likely know all too well the tremendous mental and physical adjustment that’s often required to effectively deal with your new limitations. In many cases, a prosthesis can help to make that transition easier. However, as we here at Futterman, Sirotkin, and Seinfeld LLP have seen with some our past clients, in some cases, a poorly fit prosthesis can compound the problems that come with a limb amputation.

Your prosthesis must fit to exact specifications in order to provide you with the range of movement and support that it was intended to. Thus, a poorly fit prosthesis is unable to perform optimally. Yet beyond the performance aspect, a prosthesis which does not correctly conform to your limb can also cause uneven pressure at different points, which contributes to the breakdown of the skin in these areas. This is often manifested by skin irritation or erythema. Because a snugly fit prosthesis does allow for air circulation between it and your limb, perspiration becomes trapped. Bacteria formed in these pockets of perspiration can enter the irritated areas caused by your poorly fitting prosthesis, leading to infection and skin ulcers.

Your prosthesis provider should be well-aware of the risk a poorly fit prosthesis presents. According to the Orthotics and Prosthesis Community Digital Library, he or she should constantly be on the lookout for signs indicating yours needs further adjustments, such as:

  •          Erythema formation after using the prosthesis
  •          The formation of calluses or bursa
  •          Erythema in uncommon areas
  •          Localized tenderness

Failure to conduct such checks could put you at risk of further damaging your limb. You can find more information on provider errors such as this by continuing to explore our site. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Privacy Policy | Law Firm Marketing by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.