Effects of Amputation
The effects of an amputation will be very much dependant upon which limb has been amputated, the size of the remaining stump and any pre-existing medical conditions.
Effects can be physical, psychological or both.
Some amputees may also experience Phantom Limb Pain.
The risks of complications from amputation are influenced by a number of factors such as age, type of amputation and general state of health.
Complications that may arise from amputation include;
- Heart complications, such as heart attack or heart failure
- Blood clots (venous thrombosis)
- Infection at the site of surgery
- Further surgery being required