facts about amputation
*an amputation can lead to problems with blood circulation and breathing problems.
*after an amputation, many people use artificial limbs(prosthetics) to replace the body part that got amputated.
*prosthesis replaces some of the appearance and function of a missing body part.
*nearly 2 million people in the united states have had an amputation.
*diabetes is one of the leading causes for missing limbs
*sometimes an amputation is the only way to keep the cancer from reaching the rest of the body.
*the risk of limb loss is greatest over the age of 65.