What to Expect During Amputation Rehabilitation
In the immediate period following an amputation, you can expect some pain that will be managed with medication.
During amputation rehabilitation, a compression garment may be used to help to keep the swelling down. The compression garment will require regular changing and the wound must be correctly cared for to guard against infections.
We work in coordination with other services such as a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, and any other medical professionals, to ensure you get the best after amputation care in home.
During the amputation rehabilitation, you may be given support on how to carry out everyday tasks. In the case of leg amputation, you may require support on how to use crutches or a wheelchair.
After any swelling has gone down, you may then receive a prosthesis. We can help you with managing your prosthesis as part of your amputation rehabilitation.