Chair for a leg amputation & recovery in the elderly

A leg amputation can come in many different guises and present several challenges in daily life. At VELA, we produce chairs that make everyday life easier for people with disabilities, such as leg amputation, to help recovery for the elderly.

VELA chair for amputation - using the oven

Chair for leg amputation from VELA

We have a large selection of electric wheelchairs and VELA chairs with different functions. Therefore, we can meet the challenges that a leg amputation can present in your everyday life.

At VELA, we create chairs for people with many different disabilities. It is, therefore, possible to get aids for leg amputation that are tailored to you. Our chairs help with: 



Increased mobility

Improved sitting position

Comfort and support

When you no longer have to spend energy worrying about your safety and keeping your balance, you can spend it on something else – and you will not tire nearly as much. 

Fatigue is often a loyal companion for users with an amputated leg. However, reducing fatigue can lead to a much more manageable everyday life.

Increased independence and mobility for people with leg amputation

Unfortunately, a leg amputation means less mobility. A chair for leg amputation from VELA helps to increase your mobility again – both with and without leg prosthesis. And increased mobility leads to greater independence. 

You can “walk” or push yourself around while sitting in the chair because you can lower the seat. In addition, the wheels run smoothly, making it easy to get around. 

The chair for leg amputees comes with armrests that offer safety and security – both when you sit down and when you are moving. You can change the chair’s seat height up and down to suit the surface you are moving to or from perfectly. You can also transfer yourself freely on both sides, as you can easily adjust the armrests, so they are not in the way. 

Being able to transfer yourself to and from the chair and having the opportunity to move around means that you will not need the same level of help from others and achieve more independence. In short, the chair offers mobility despite leg amputation.

An chair for leg amputees provides comfort and support

We have developed our aids to support the user as the stump of the amputated leg is supported. In that way, you sit more stable and comfortable, and you get a better balance. Comfort and support can also reduce the risk of phantom pain.

The chair needs to fit your needs, and we have several options for amputees. In addition, the chair creates better balance and relieves pain with, e.g. relieving amputation support and a large selection of seats and backrests with different types of foam and support – depending on your needs.

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Assisted living

Personal stories – living with a leg amputation

A woman showing how she can bake by herself despite amputation by using a VELA chair

Solveig’s story

I used to burn myself on the oven all the time, whenever I needed to take something out of it. That doesn’t happen anymore. Now I raise the chair up to the oven, and that means I do not burn myself on the edge of the oven door.
Read the full story

A central brake offers safety

A chair for amputees provides greater safety via the central brake, ensuring that the chair is completely secure and stable. This means that you can easily get up and sit down without fear of the chair rolling away under you. 

The armrest on the chair also offers extra support and safety when you get up and sit down.

The brake is easy to operate, as are the rest of the chair’s settings. The electric lift means it is easy to get in and out of the chair and makes it easy to reach things at different heights. 

The central brake offers the safety you need when the body does not always do what you want it to do.

Where do you need the chair?

Better posture with a chair from VELA

We create leg amputation chairs for the individual, which means you can get a solution that suits your needs. For example, you can get a two-part arthrodesis seat. This gives you the option of an open hip angle and individual supports for the thighs. 

A folding footrest can also support you and give you stability when you need to reach something high. The chair supports you when changing your sitting position during the day, and it counteracts pressure sores. A good ergonomic starting point can make all the difference for users with amputated legs. 

We can adapt our chairs to your needs. This means you get an optimal leg amputation chair that will support you in the particular challenges you face in everyday life.

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This content is based on over 50 years of development and expertise in VELA Chairs, with a global reach reflected in the sale of over 500,000 chairs worldwide. This page is a collaborative effort with the author.