Although a prosthesis will never completely replace your natural limb, it can help restore all or most of your original functioning.  This is partially reliant on your level of amputation.  Below the Knee amputees usually do well in returning to former lifestyles.  Above the knee amputees may proceed more slowly but usually can return to former lifestyles as well.  Depending on personal goals and needs, patients with upper limb amputations have varied rates of success in restoring former lifestyles.

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Last Modified: December 20, 2014