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What is the amputation process?

Partial foot amputation
What is the amputation process?
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What are the various levels of amputation?

Partial foot amputation
What are the various levels of amputation?
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What partial foot amputation means for me?

Partial foot amputation
What partial foot amputation means for me?
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What partial foot amputation means for me?

A mental and physical challenge

To be perfectly honest, you're not exactly going to be at your best immediately after the amputation. You'll have incurred a loss and your self-confidence may have suffered. But you must learn to cope with how your body now feels.

Standing and walking after the partial foot amputation

Standing and walking will seem difficult at first. This is because the supporting surface of your foot will have changed after the partial foot amputation and your legs are of different length. You're missing part of the leverage you need for walking. You'll also naturally tread more lightly on the amputated side, as a precaution, and this compensating behaviour is likely to lead to malpositions. That's why it's all the more important to find out about prosthetic devices early on, as this will help you resume your accustomed way of moving (see "Long-term fitting").

If you're embarrassed and find it hard to appear in public after your amputation, you'll also discover a prosthesis can help you overcome your anxieties. A partial foot prosthesis offers you freedom of movement in your ankle, so that your movements appear almost completely natural.