Book DescriptionThis is the first book to combine medical, prosthetic, and psychosocial facts about lower limb amputation into one convenient volume. The author demystifies the medical process by using plain, optimistic language and offers practical advice about how to cope with the life changes caused by lower limb amputation. Due to diabetes and an aging population, among other factors, lower limb amputation is now relatively common. Feelings of loss and grief, difficulties in learning to walk with an artificial limb, and readjustment to an interrupted life all pose considerable challenges - but countless people have successfully overcome these problems. Includes: * ways to prevent further amputation * learning to walk with a prosthesis * challenges faced by children and elderly people Well-informed, knowledgeable individuals with amputations are better able to take care of themselves and are more effective self-advocates. Here are the tools for a...

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