APS provides Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lotion with every prosthesis delivered. This is the only product we recommend for use in donning the prosthesis. The lotion is both oil and fragrance free. Using this lotion and routinely cleaning the device with Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol will help get the maximum life out of the prosthesis.
After removing the prosthesis every night, it should be cleaned thoroughly by rinsing it with Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol. Both the inside and outside of the prosthesis should be rinsed and wiped clean. The alcohol will eliminate any residue or odor caused by perspiration and oils secreted from the body. We also recommend soaking the prosthesis over night in alcohol for a minimum of once a week. This will allow for more contaminants to be removed and to help maintain the original color of the prosthesis.
Do not submerge the nails while complying with this step! Submerging the nails in alcohol will begin to break them down. Soak up to the base of the nail(s).
WHAT TO AVOID
The prostheses we provide are very durable and are made to be worn on a daily basis. Discretion should be used when faced with vocational and recreational situations that may damage the device. We recommend that patients follow the instructions listed on our caresheets. Negligence may lead to a shortened life of the prosthesis.
Your prosthesis is fully covered by APS for up to three years or till it is time for a new device. If any damage or wear occurrs to the prosthesis that warrants repair, please contact us immediately. We will repair any damage and advise whether a new prosthesis may be needed depending on age and wear.
Do not attempt to repair the prosthesis yourself! We are glad to do it for you.