An amputation is the surgical removal of part of the body, such as an arm or leg.
This topic may be helpful if you or a member of your family has recently had an amputation or is about to have one. It covers:
counselling, to improve your ability to cope after having an amputation.
Help and support
Being told you need to have a limb amputated can be a devastating and frightening experience. Adjusting to life after an amputation can be challenging, but many people enjoy a good quality of life once they have managed to adapt.
You may find it useful to contact a support group for people living with amputations. The Limbless Association can provide you with information and advice, as well as the details of various local support groups. Its phone number is 0800 644 0185 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).