Recovering After Lower Limb Amputation
Before Your Surgery
After Your Surgery
Preventing Stiffness and Loss of Movement
Improving and Maintaining Muscle Strength
Activities of Daily Living
Planning for Your Discharge from the Hospital
Taking Care of Your Health
Care of Your Residual Limb
Care of Your Remaining Leg
Relationships, Body Image, and Sexuality
Driving a Vehicle
Your safety is very important, both in the hospital and at home. Your therapist will talk to you about your safety and activities at home. They can also visit your home to make sure it is safe and see if you need any special aids or equipment. Your therapist may suggest changes to your home such as ramps and lifts, to help you get around more safely. If you need help at home, talk to your family and friends. There are also other support services in many communities such as Meals on Wheels and home care but you may have to pay for some of these services.
Here are some tips to make your home safe:
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