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
After amputation it’s important to protect your remaining leg. By taking certain steps you can develop daily habits to help lessen the added stress on your remaining leg and prevent health problems such as foot ulcers and infection.
It is important that your shoe fits well and supports your foot.
Choosing footwear Shoes that don’t fit well can cause rubbing, calluses and blisters. Choose shoes that:
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