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Amputation is sometimes a part of treatment for childhood bone or soft tissue tumors of the arms or legs. In other cases, it might be needed because of complications, such as infection. Here's what you need to know to about amputation due to childhood cancer.
Adjusting to an amputation takes time. Potential problems that might occur after amputation include these:
Follow these tips to help stay healthy:
Contact your prosthetist if these occur:
Talk with your doctor about any challenges that you face. In addition, the Amputee Coalition provides resources for education, advocacy, and peer support for people with amputations at www.amputee-coalition.org.