People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons including circulation problems, traumatic injuries, birth defects. Traumatic amputation is the loss of a body part that occurs as the result of an accident or injury. With surgical amputation, a limb or part of a limb is removed in a planned operation. Some people need surgical amputation because of an illness, such as diabetes or cancer.More>>>
Source: Medline Plus
Leg or Foot Amputation
Leg or foot amputation is the removal of a leg, foot or toes from the body. These body parts are called extremities. Amputations are done either by surgery or they occur by accident or trauma to the body. More>>>
Types/Level of Amputation
If you are missing an arm or leg, an artificial limb can sometimes replace it. The device, a prosthesis, can help you to perform daily activities such as walking, eating, or dressing. Some artificial limbs let you function nearly as well as before. More>>>
- The Key Stages of Rehabilitation
This article describes the stages that an amputee may go through during the first year following an amputation.
- Meet The Healthcare Team
This is a general overview and not a complete list of everyone who could be of assistance to you, so please ask at your center to find out what, and who, is available to help you.
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