The goals of the amputee program begin with assisting the patient with the psychological adjustment to disability and development of coping strategies. Maintaining a good state of health is first and foremost in preventing secondary medical complications. This is primarily achieved by maximizing independence in self-care and activities of daily living.
The rehabilitation team also closely monitors limb preservation and wound management, both of which are essential in preparing for fitting of a prosthesis and ambulation. Other duties include evaluation for prosthesis and assistance in fitting, providing patient and caregiver education and training, and developing a comprehensive discharge plan.
Our Dallas area hospital also offers a number of Special Program Services, including:
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