The War Amps

Artificial limbs are an important part of everyday life for most amputees. Leg amputees need artificial legs for mobility and arm amputees use artificial limbs to help with many daily activities [Note: sometimes due to the level and cause of amputation, if you have other health factors, or you have multiple amputations, it may not be practical to be fitted with an artificial limb(s)].

For suspension and a comfortable fit, some amputees also wear liners and stump socks between the artificial limb and residual limb (the part of your limb remaining after amputation). Advances in technology are continually improving artificial limbs always with the goal of making life easier for the amputee.