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.

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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.

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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.

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