Resources by Amputation Level

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‘Tips for Upper Extremity Amputees’ Video Playlist

Updated Jan 21, 2011 - View the ‘Tips for Upper Extremity Amputees’ playlist on the Amputee Coalition’s YouTube channel. ...continue.

Bilateral Upper-Limb-Loss Rehabilitation

Volume 21, Issue 1 January/February 2011 - by Shawn Swanson Johnson, OTR/L - Upper-limb loss is a rare occurrence. Consider this fact: for every incident of upper-limb amputation, there are ...continue.

Choosing the Right Shoe

Volume 20 · Issue 2 ·March/April 2010 - by Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed - Choosing the right shoe; what could be easier? Often, the decision depends more on your ...continue.

Donning an AK prosthesis with a full suction socket

Narrated by Paddy Rossbach, this is part of a series of demonstrations designed to help individuals learn to manage after a lower-limb amputation. ...continue.

Emotional Recovery

Created 9/2021 - Losing a limb is a life-changing experience. This process often affects nearly every aspect of an individual’s life ranging from work and play to friends and family. ...continue.

Fitting for Hip Disarticulation and Hemi-pelvectomy Level Amputations

Volume 9 · Issue 2 · March/April 1999 - by By G. Edward Jeffries, M.D. with Prosthetic Consultants John Angelico, CP, Al Denison, CP and Jim Kaiser, CP - Editors ...continue.

Focus on Bilateral Above-Knee Amputees

Volume 19 · Issue 4 · July/August 2009 - by Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP, and Randy Richardson, RPA - People who have experienced limb loss know that it only ...continue.

Foreshortened Prostheses (Stubbies)

Last updated 01/2008 - For bilateral leg amputees, rehabilitation should be emphasized as early as possible to maximize ambulatory potential and to help alleviate possible gait or motion control problems ...continue.

Getting Behind the Wheel with Limb Loss and Limb Difference

Created 12/2020 - Hitting the open road is about as American as apple pie, baseball, and summer family cookouts. The United States is known for having a robust and vibrant ...continue.

Higher Challenges

Volume 15 · Issue 1 · January/February 2005 - by Douglas G. Smith, MD - In discussing amputations of the lower limb, we’ve noted that each level has its own ...continue.

Home and Community-Based Services

Created 8/2021 - Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are types of person-centered care delivered in the home and in the community. HCBS programs address the needs of people with functional ...continue.

Identifying and Managing Skin Issues With Lower-Limb Prosthetic Use

Volume 21, Issue 1 January/February 2011 - by M. Jason Highsmith, DPT, CP, FAAOP, James T. Highsmith, MD, and Jason T. Kahle, CPO - Fitting a prosthesis is complicated because ...continue.

Introductory Amputee Care For Lower Limb Amputees

Published 4/26/2015 - Narrated by Paddy Rossbach, RN, former President and CEO - these video demonstrations are to help you learn to manage after a lower extremity amputation. They are ...continue.

Living Free

For many people, asking for help can be hard to do. It requires facing the reality of missing a limb, which can lead to difficult emotions like shame, grief and ...continue.

Obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License with Limb Loss or Limb Difference

Created 09/2021 - After an amputation surgery, people are often eager to start setting goals for “getting back to normal” or “finding their new normal.” One of the most important ...continue.