Rehabilitation services: Amputee rehabSkip section navigation
People of all ages who have had a surgical or traumatic amputation, or a limb deficiency since birth can learn to realize their full potential and achieve a high quality of life.
Traumatic amputation is the loss of a body part -- usually a finger, toe, arm, or leg -- that occurs as the result of an accident or trauma.
If you are faced with the loss of a limb, a doctor or therapist specializing in amputation rehabilitation can help at any point during your treatment. You can learn how to prepare, find out what to expect before and after surgery, understand potential risks and complications and learn how to stay healthy.
Rehabilitation services can start before or after surgery and continue throughout your life.
Who can benefit
The amputee program at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is for anyone who has had or may have an upper or lower limb loss. The program can help if you:
Source: Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Karl J. Sandin, MD, MPH, medical director, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
First Published: 06/01/2010
Last Reviewed: 01/22/2013