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Amputee

​A lower limb amputation is often performed when a limb can no longer be salvaged. Common reasons for amputation include:

  • Severe infection of the soft tissues or bone of the foot
  • Diabetes-related foot complications
  • Peripheral vascular disease causing poor blood supply to the legs
  • Trauma such as a road traffic accident
  • Tumour affecting limb

This is a patient-friendly education booklet prepared by your rehabilitation team to help you understand and prepare for your recovery. Please review this booklet with them.

Do not attempt the exercises in the booklet on your own before the advice of the rehabilitation team.

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2020/11/02
2020/11/04
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