Living with a leg amputation

What happens before and after a leg amputation? What is the rehabilitation process, and what does everyday life with a leg prosthesis look like? Find out everything you need to know about the fitting with a leg prosthesis.

Before the amputation

Learn about what happens leading up to a planned amputation and how you can prepare yourself.


After the amputation

Residual limb healing, information about phantom pain, initial exercises after an amputation, choosing the right rehabilitation facility and what the first leg prosthesis looks like: Find out what happens after an amputation in the hospital.


Rehabilitation and the prosthesis

Gait training, residual limb care, handling and the fitting with a leg prosthesis: An inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation clinic prepares you for everyday life after the amputation and for handling the prosthesis.