Amputation of a limb

The amputation of a limb is a life-altering event. Perhaps you have been aware of the need for an amputation for some time. Or maybe you heard this life-changing news only today. Regardless of your situation, you are not alone. We have put together an overview of information to help you better understand the process that lies ahead.

Generally speaking, the amputation process is broken down into three stages. The first stage is the process prior to the amputation. This is followed by the actual amputation of your limb. The final stage is the recovery after the operation. The following articles provide you with practical information on the amputation process.

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From a thigh amputation to a knee disarticulation, we explain all the different amputation levels for foot and leg amputations.

With an arm amputation, the amputation level indicates where on the arm the amputation takes place. We explain all of the different levels.

Undergoing an amputation is a serious surgical procedure. Good preparation is a must. In this article, we help you prepare as best as possible.

The recovery process following an amputation is arduous. Following the amputation, all attention will be devoted to your recovery and the healing of your residual limb.

A leg amputation: many people who undergo one have a lot of questions they would like answered. In this article, we answer eight of the most frequently asked questions.

What exactly happens to the amputated limb after the amputation? We went looking for some answers.

If you have undergone or are about to undergo an amputation, you will undoubtedly have to deal with a lot of emotions. For a good processing, it is important to recognize and understand the different stages of this grieving process. Read more about it.

There are many reasons why an amputation could end up being unavoidable. Regardless of the cause, amputation is always a last resort, when all other options have been exhausted. Here you can find the most common causes of amputation.