by:kuba szubert

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.

book recommendation

if you want to learn more about amputation, i recommend reading the running dream. it is a great book about a girl who gets a leg amputation. i would recommend it for more facts.