Amputation is the act of cutting off a part of the human body, sometimes because of medical reasons. In some countries, amputation of the hands, feet or other body parts was used as a form of punishment for people who committed crimes. A person who has had an arm or leg removed is known as an amputee.
- Amputation Prevention Center Archived 2011-01-28 at the Wayback Machine
- Artificial Limb & Appliance Service of Wales
- Limb Amputation: Reasons, Procedure, Recovery