Amputation Rehabilitation

Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital’s Amputation Program addresses both the medical and functional issues patients are faced with following the loss of a limb. Our dedicated team of rehabilitation professionals includes a rehabilitation physician, rehabilitation nurses, therapists, social worker, psychologist, dietician and prosthetist. Of course, one of the most important components of the amputation program is the patient’s family/caregiver. Our rehabilitation team educates those closest to the patient in regard to the physical and emotional challenges the patient may be facing and provides training, professional support, education and counseling. In turn, the family/caregiver provides information to the team about the patient’s personality, lifestyle, and aspirations.

Program Objectives

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.

Amputation Recovery

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:

  • Case management/Social Work services to coordinate ongoing treatment
  • Community reintegration activities
  • Home accessibility evaluations
  • Home modification plans
  • Wound and residual limb management
  • Pain management
  • Prosthetic prescriptions/fitting
  • Ambulation training
  • Adjustment counseling
  • Medical management and nutrition counseling
  • Support groups for patients / family members / caregivers

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