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Bathing instructions

You may take the neutral wedge brace off once a day to bathe. Please make sure you have someone to assist you with transfers into the shower or tub. If you feel unsteady, a shower seat for bathing will increase safety. When bathing your upper body try leaning forward, allowing some space between your body and operated arm to wash under your armpit and upper arm. The operated arm should only be extended out by 10-15 degrees. Dry yourself in this position. Drying under your armpit is important to prevent skin breakdown or rash.