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After Lower Limb Amputation

Phantom Sensation and Phantom Pain After Amputation - VHL HealthSheet #88860_VA
Many people who have an amputation experience phantom sensation or phantom pain.
Managing Pain After Amputation Surgery - VHL HealthSheet #89048_VA
As with any surgery, pain after amputation can be controlled. Learning how to describe your pain to the healthcare team helps customize the treatment plan.
What to Expect: The Months After Amputation Surgery - VHL HealthSheet #88866_VA
Your recovery will progress in stages. This sheet tells you what to expect during each stage.
Transfers After Leg Amputation - VHL HealthSheet #88868_VA
After your amputation, you’ll be taught how to transfer safely. This means learning to move between two surfaces (such as bed and wheelchair).
Using a Walker After Amputation - VHL HealthSheet #88878_VA
As you become mobile again after amputation surgery, you’ll need to use a walking aid to get around. Walking aids help prevent falls.
Upper Body Strengthening After Amputation - VHL HealthSheet #88874_VA
As you recover from amputation, you’ll need to keep your upper body strong. This will help you move between surfaces, such as your bed and wheelchair.
Upper Body Exercises: Chest Press - VHL HealthSheet #89969_VA
This exercise stretches and strengthens your upper body. Before starting, read through all the instructions.
After Leg Amputation: Keeping Your Other Leg Healthy - VHL HealthSheet #83883_VA
Caring for your other leg is as important as caring for your residual limb.
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