Is there another word for amputee thats more polite?
In general, when referencing a person’s specific disability, it is considered most polite to refer to the person first, since the disability does not define who they are. i.e. “A person with an amputation” is more polite than “amputee,” “a person who is blind” is more polite than “a blind person,” and “people with disabilities” is more polite than “disabled people.” Of course, these more polite terms are also clunkier, which can make writing sound awkward, etc. But they are generally considered preferable to their alternatives. However, individuals may have their own specific preferences as to how they wish to be described.