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Recovering After Lower Limb Amputation

Your Rehabilitation

Your rehabilitation starts right after surgery. The physiatrist will talk to you about your options for a prosthesis and what you can expect after the surgery.

During your recovery, it will be important to:

  • control any swelling in the residual limb (the part of the limb still attached to the body)
  • prevent stiffness and loss of movement of the residual limb
  • learn how to do regular daily activities with or without your new prosthesis such as bathing and dressing
  • build muscle strength
  • learn how to move and walk with your prosthesis

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