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Amputee Rehabilitation

Each year, an estimated 185,000 people undergo limb amputation due to injury or disease. Each one faces a wide range of physical, emotional, psychological and social challenges. Banner Rehabilitation Hospital is here to help.

Banner Rehabilitation Hospital provides individualized care to patients with limb loss, from post-surgical care to community reintegration.

A team approach to treatment

At Banner Rehabilitation Hospital, an experienced team of amputee rehabilitation specialists addresses the range of medical, physical, psychological and emotional challenges you face. 

This interdisciplinary team is led by a physiatrist, a physician board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and may include rehabilitation nurses; physical and occupational therapists; prosthetists; dietitians; pharmacists; case managers and other clinical and support staff, as needed.

An individualized rehabilitation plan 

Rehabilitation is an active process and patients participate in physical, occupational and/or other therapies three hours a day, five days a week. Treatment is carefully integrated and tailored to your goals and progress. The skills and strategies you learn will be reinforced by your nursing team.

While at our hospital, you will benefit from an integrated program of hands-on therapy, treatment supported by advanced technologies and extensive education that may include:

  • Expert post-surgical wound care and residual limb management
  • Therapies to enhance strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance
  • Functional electrical stimulation to enhance muscle activity
  • Management of pain and/or phantom limb pain
  • Wheelchair seating and mobility training
  • Peer mentoring and support groups for both patients and families   

Preparing you for life ahead

It's important to remember that recovery takes time. Each patient is different and your length of stay will depend on the extent of your injury, your goals and personal progress.

When you’re ready, the case manager will coordinate your discharge. He or she will also arrange for equipment and/or outpatient services and provide access to community resources that may be available to you and your family. 

A unique continuum of care

To help you return home and resume work, school, community and/or social activities, Banner Rehabilitation Hospital provides an unparalleled continuum of care. We help you manage your health from inpatient to outpatient care

Amputee recovery. Let us help. 

We will work closely with you, your family, physician and/or the referring hospital to ensure a smooth transition to Banner Rehabilitation Hospital. 

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