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