The Limb Loss Task Force is a biennial summit of leading experts on limb loss care and rehabilitation, amputation prevention, prosthetics, public health research, and leading limb loss advocates. To date, three Limb Loss Task Forces have been convened. Each Task Force focuses on a separate topic and produces a white paper summarizing their recommendations.
The 2015 Limb Loss Task Force focused on developing strategies to address the lack of high quality research about patients with limb loss. This lack of evidence frustrates current efforts to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for patients with limb loss. The Task Force recommended establishing a limb loss model system, similar to existing model systems programs for patients with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn. These programs have created an infrastructure to support longitudinal research while disseminating clinical best practices across the health care system.
Roadmap for Limb Loss Prevention and Amputee Care Improvement: Recommendations From the 2012 Limb Loss Task Force
In 2012, the Coalition convened our second Limb Loss Task Force. The purpose of this Task Force was to identify paradigms and practices to reduce the incidence of preventable limb loss in the United States.
The 2010 Limb Loss Task Force was convened to develop recommendations for improving limb loss care and rehabilitation and develop strategies of preventing amputations from complications due to vascular disease and diabetes.