These pages are designed to provide general information.
Any questions brought up by these pages should be raised with a doctor
This page is designed for anyone scheduled for amputation or further amputations, but is useful for anyone who has had surgery to remove a limb or limbs, or part of a limb or limbs.
NHS Limb Service and Prosthetic Information
This page is designed to give the necessary information needed to understand what will happen when accessing the NHS Limb Service.
Phantom Limb Pain
Phantom limb pain sufferers experience acute sensations of pain that appear to come from the limb that has been amputated. It is estimated that between 50 and 80 per cent of amputees develop phantom limb pain after an amputation.
It is important to keep the skin on the surface of the stump clean to reduce the risk of the skin becoming irritated or infected. Anyone worried about developing a skin infection should contact their care team for advice.
Pain is a personal, unique, and subjective experience. What might be mildly irritating and short lived for one person may be experienced by someone else as debilitating, excruciating, and long lasting.