Our amputation resources have been developed to support patients who are facing an amputation or have undergone an amputation following a primary bone cancer diagnosis.
Being told you or a loved one needs to have a limb amputated can be a scary and distressing experience. You may be anxious about what life will be like following an amputation. Adapting to life as an amputee can be challenging, but many people still enjoy a good quality of life.
To help answer your questions and provide reassurance on life following an amputation, we have produced a series of videos featuring bone cancer patients who have had an amputation. In the videos they share with you, in their own words, how they have adapted to life as an amputee. The videos cover three main areas – Before your Amputation, Immediately after Surgery and Living beyond an amputation.
Before your amputation - Preparation
Before your amputation - Helping others to understand
Immediately after surgery – Pain
Immediately after surgery - Getting moving again
Immediately after surgery - Finding what works for you
Living beyond an amputation - A different way of living
Living beyond an amputation - Sport and getting active
Living beyond an amputation - Support
Living beyond an amputation – Words of wisdom
To find out more about primary bone cancer and the treatment options, please click below.
Other useful organisations and advice
- Amputations and driving
- The Limbless Association
- Douglas Bader Foundation
- Steel bones
- Amputation Foundation
Thank you to Karina Tarin, Pete Lloyd, Gail Stewart and Ed Holt for their help in creating these videos and to the James Tudor Foundation who generously funded the project.