Advantages and disadvantages


Patients like you have described a renewed feeling of independence once they adapt to their prosthesis, and have said the process was easier than they had thought when first presented with the option.10

Some patients liked that the amputation provided closure for them – dealing with the wound once and for all.7,10


You may consider a prosthesis undesirable, and it is not easy for anyone to agree to removing their foot.

As you recover from the surgery you will have some pain in the amputated limb. We will help you learn ways to get as comfortable as possible. As the year passes, you will have less pain.12