Beginning with the training of surgeons to manage combat
casualties who have lost or will lose a limb, the program supports
service members as they return to their highest level of activity,
whether they return to active duty or transition into Veterans
Health Administration programs and the civilian community.
By incorporating leading-edge technology and collaborating
on research efforts with the Veterans Health Administration and
civilian institutions, those involved with the Amputee Patient Care
Program hope to learn lessons from the care and management of
this young, highly athletic population that can be applied to all of
our service members.
The Amputee Patient Care Centers are the core of the U.S.
Armed Forces program, with military healthcare facilities in other
regions mirroring their capabilities. In addition, the integration of
permits physicians worldwide to review patient care plans and
discuss the latest patient care options.
The program’s board of directors, comprised of amputees,
family members, and medical professionals, provides oversight
and serves in an advisory capacity to focus the vision of the
program. The Board also represents the public by monitoring and
advising the program, its planning and its expenditures and by
serving as an ambassador corps for the program’s many facets.