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
An important part of your recovery is preventing stiffness and loss of movement in the residual limb. Your therapist will show you what position to put your limb in and give you exercises to help prevent these complications.
The following are positioning tips to prevent stiffness and loss of movement:
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