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Rehabilitation services: Amputee rehab

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Amputee rehabilitation

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.

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Traumatic amputation

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.

Learn more about traumatic amputation in our health encyclopedia.

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 Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is for anyone who has had or may have an upper or lower limb loss. The program can help if you:

  • are interested in a pre-amputation consultation
  • are having problems with a prosthesis — a device designed to replace a missing part of the body, or to make a part of the body work better
  • would like a new prescription for a prosthesis
  • have concerns about pain (surgical or phantom), swelling, depression, driving, work or leisure activities or using a new wheelchair.

Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Karl J. Sandin, MD, MPH, medical director, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
First Published: 06/01/2010
Last Reviewed: 01/22/2013