An amputee is accompanied by O&P professionals as he trials a leg prothesis
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Leg or foot amputation

Living with a leg amputation

What happens before and after a leg or foot amputation? What is the rehabilitation process, and what does everyday life with a prosthesis look like?

Partial foot amputation

Living with a partial foot amputation

What happens before the partial foot amputation? What happens afterwards? What will my life be like with a partial foot prosthesis?

Arm or hand amputation

Living with an arm amputation

What happens before and after an arm or hand amputation? What is the rehabilitation process, and what does everyday life with a prosthesis look like?

Finger or partial hand amputation

Living with a finger amputation

What happens before a finger amputation? What happens afterwards? What will my life be like with a prosthesis?

Leg or foot amputation

Living with a leg amputation

What happens before and after a leg or foot amputation? What is the rehabilitation process, and what does everyday life with a prosthesis look like?

An amputee with a prosthetic leg faces a group of prosthetic users

Before the leg amputation

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

A leg amputee sits on a bed watching the sun set on the city skyline through a window

After the leg amputation

Read about residual limb healing, phantom pain, initial exercises after the amputation and the fitting with an interim and definitive prosthesis.

An amputee is accompanied by O&P professionals as he trials a leg prothesis

Rehabilitation and the leg prosthesis

After the amputation, an interdisciplinary team prepares you for everyday life with the prosthesis – including residual limb care, handling and gait training with the leg prosthesis.

Partial foot amputation

Living with a partial foot amputation

What happens before the partial foot amputation? What happens afterwards? What will my life be like with a partial foot prosthesis?

Arm or hand amputation

Living with an arm amputation

What happens before and after an arm or hand amputation? What is the rehabilitation process, and what does everyday life with a prosthesis look like?

Before the arm amputation

Before the arm amputation

Information on the topic of arm amputations, including preparation, support and amputation levels.

After the arm amputation

After the arm amputation

After the arm amputation, your recovery and the healing of the residual limb are the main concerns. You can find tips for oedema therapy, training and residual limb care here.

Arm amputation and rehabilitation

Arm amputation and rehabilitation

First the residual limb wound has to heal properly. The rehabilitation phase as such begins when this healing process is completed after a few weeks. As a rule, this will take up to six months.

Finger or partial hand amputation

Living with a finger amputation

What happens before and after a finger amputation? What is the rehabilitation process, and what does everyday life with a prosthesis look like?