Living with an amputation

The most important goal for your fitting – from the operation to rehabilitation to adapting the prosthesis – is to restore your mobility. Your doctors, therapists, orthopaedic technicians and Ottobock want to work with you, helping you gain maximum independence and therefore maintain or regain your quality of life. Even though some aspects of your life are going to change, you can lead a very active and mobile life again in the future. This rehabilitation process takes several months on average and is influenced by a variety of factors, including your motivation and a properly adapted prosthesis.

The options offered by modern prosthetics from Ottobock meet the requirements of daily life. However, your active participation is crucial for the success of rehabilitation. An optimised Ottobock prosthesis and your rehabilitation team will help you. This team normally includes doctors, therapists, a prosthetist and nursing staff.

You will find therapy and rehabilitation recommendations below. However, the advice of your rehabilitation team always takes precedence because this team is in the best position to assess your individual situation.

User after amputation

From amputation to rehabilitation

Everything you need to know about leg amputation and leg prostheses: Learn more about reasons for amputating, the alignment, the fitting and everyday life with a prosthesis, or find key contact persons and get in touch with self-help groups.


Overview of lower limb amputation levels

Prosthetic fitting

After the amputation, you should be fitted with the best prosthesis for your needs. What prostheses can be considered for you depends on various factors.


User in the consultation

FAQ – frequently asked questions

Losing one or more limbs brings up numerous questions for affected individuals. Here you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.


Technical Terms

Understanding what you read is very important. While we try to explain everything as clearly as possible, technical terminology and jargon are sometimes unavoidable. Here you will find the major ones explained and described.


Fitness for Amputees App

Developed by physical and occupational therapists with the goal of helping leg amputees achieve more mobility and to provide professional support in their everyday lives.The fitness app can be downloaded for free from the Apple or Google store by searching "Fitness for amputees".