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Information for amputees

Practical introduction to life with limb loss


These following online articles serve as a brief, practical introduction to life with limb loss. It also lets you know that you are not alone. We encourage you to inform yourself, since being informed will help you take responsibility for your own well-being and ensure that you make the right choices and decisions on your path to healing.


A new world: Sockets, liners, knees and feet

For most amputees, a new world opens up to them after surgery; the world of prosthesis. The various assistive devices available to amputees have come a long way and every season sees new improvements realized. The options and even the selection criteria can easily become overwhelming, so we've attempted to briefly list and explain the key components of the prosthetic leg, in our section "What's in a leg?"

Design principles

As prosthetic device manufactures for over 30 years, Össur has formulated its own design principles that guide our research and development.