An amputation can affect every area of a person’s life, both at home and at work. They will need plenty of help and support as they adapt.
Toe and forefoot amputation
Foot disease is a common condition caused by a poor blood supply to your foot. Removing any dead or infected tissue should prevent the spread of infection and improve your mobility.
What not to say to an amputee
More than 20,000 amputees live in Australia. To mark Amputee Awareness Week, follow these tips for talking to people with limb loss.
Why a diabetes test might be overdue for you
Diabetes is being diagnosed too late in many Australians, and by delaying a visit to the doctor they put themselves at risk of life-threatening health problems.
Some health conditions can affect the health of your feet, so it's important to care for them as part of managing your health and wellbeing. Find out more about foot care by reading our page.
Lower limb angiogram and angioplasty (radiology)
An angiogram and angioplasty is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if you have any problems with your arteries and improving your symptoms.
Frostbite develops when your skin freezes after exposure to very low temperatures. You can greatly reduce your risk of frostbite if you prepare properly.
Sepsis is a serious condition which can lead to septic shock, organ failure and even death if not diagnosed and treated early. Find out more here.
Primary bone cancer, which begins in the bones, is rare. But many other cancers, such as lung or breast cancer, can then spread to the bones.
Prostheses are artificial body parts, designed to restore function or appearance. Some basic prostheses are available through the public health system.