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Military inStep - A Publication of the Amputee Coalition in Partnership with the U.S. Army Amputee Patient Care Program. 2005.

Table of Contents

The United States Armed Forces Amputee Patient Care Program

Letter From the President

U.S. Military Builds on Rich History of Amputee Care

The Military Amputee

The Unique Characteristics of War Injuries

Army Sgt. Garth Stewart: A Soldier’s Duty

Facing Amputation Surgery: What to Expect

A Team-Based Approach to Amputee Rehabilitation

Amputee Coalition Provides Training and Support to Military Medical Personnel

The Role of the Military Nurse

Caring for Yourself After Amputation

Wound and Skin Care

Managing Pain

Army SFC Scott Barkalow: A New Life Ahead

Senator Daniel Inouye

The Power of Peer Support

Grief and Depression

The Psychological Concerns of the Soldier Amputee

The Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service (PCLS)

The Recovery Process

New Source of Assistance for Injured Troops and Their Families

Reclaiming Your Independence

The Prosthesis and Its Components

Getting Your Prosthesis

The Socket: Enhancing Your Comfort and Function Through Upper-Extremity Socket Technology

Prosthetic Devices for Upper-Extremity Amputees

Prosthetic Knee Systems

Prosthetic Feet

Transtibial Suspension Alternatives

Prosthetic Socks and Liners

The Wonderful World of Cosmesis

The Rehabilitation Process

Prosthetic Design and Fitting

3-Dimensional Gait Analysis for Patients With Lower-Limb Amputations

Hon. Judge John J. Farley, III: Wounded Vet Returns to New Career and Life

Small Part for Above-Knee Prosthesis Makes a Big Difference

Ten Exercises to Maximize the Performance of Your Prosthetic Feet

Common Problems

Caring for Skin: Prosthetic Skin Care

Former Senator Max Cleland

Army SSG Josh Olson

Preventing and Caring for the Secondary Conditions of Limb Loss

The Military Benefits System

What Are My VA Benefits?

Carl Brashear

The Process of Returning to Duty or Not After Limb Loss

Sports and Recreation

Five Steps for Introducing Running to Lower-Limb Amputees

Sports and Recreation Resources


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Amputee Coalition, the Department of the Army, the Army Medical Department, or any other agency of the US Government.

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