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Amputee Rehabilitation Abroad

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Amputee Rehabilitation.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

The rehabilitation division is equipped with dedicated state-of-art infrastructure, exclusive intensive surgical wards and have established rehabilitation centre for post-operative patient care.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Global Hospitals Chennai

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Guttmann Institute

Guttmann Institute is a reference hospital for medical-surgical treatment and for the comprehensive rehabilitation of people (adults and children) with spinal cord injury, acquired brain damage (head injuries, strokes) or other disabilities of a neurological origin.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Guttmann Institute

Rambam Medical Center

Within the framework of the various subspecialties, a wide range of orthopedic and musculoskeletal pathologies and injuries are treated in the field of traumatology, including war injuries, home accidents, occupational accidents, old age injuries.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Rambam Medical Center

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at HM Hospitales

Hygeia Hospital

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department offers services to both inpatients for musculoskeleteal, neurological and respiratory diseases in their initial phase and also to outpatients for the intermediate and chronic phase of the disease.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Hygeia Hospital Athens

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences consists of four research groups, each contributing to the scientific knowledge in specific rehabilitation areas.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Medipol Mega University Hospital

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Clínica Anglo Americana

The team of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, formed by medical specialists and licensed physiotherapists, aims to diagnose and treat disabling diseases, managing to restore losses, the resumption of activities prior to the disease and also, the labor and social integration.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

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About Amputee Rehabilitation

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


Amputee Rehabilitation

Before an operation, a prosthetist, physical therapist, and surgeon talk about goals and plans with the individual who needs amputation. A prosthetist is a specialist who builds, fits, and adjusts artificial limbs (prostheses) and offers advice regarding how to use them. The workouts used in rehabilitation might be initiated before the amputation.

Prosthesis for a limb (leg or arm) features a cover, a socket in a rigid frame (interface), and components. The interface allows the prosthesis to be attached to the body. Components consist of terminal devices (like artificial toes, feet, hands, or fingers) and artificial joints.


Who is amputee rehabilitation for?

Amputee rehabilitation is suitable for people who have got congenital lower or upper extremity amputations. Congenital amputations can be found at birth when a baby is born without part or all of a limb. Acquired amputations are often from surgery, illness, or injury. Some acquired causes, which may result in an amputation are:

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease or PVD (blood vessel disease)
  • Gangrene
  • Diabetes
  • Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  • Infection
  • Frostbite
  • Tumors/cancers in muscle and bone
  • Injury/trauma

What does amputee rehabilitation entail?

The rehabilitation program starts with an extensive evaluation and development of a personalized care plan. The plan is focused on developing the skills an amputee requires to re-learn vital skills. Some popular treatment areas are:

  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Gait training and mobility
  • Sensation training/pain management
  • Improving activity persistence
  • Self-care activities
  • Safety
  • Home management skills
  • Coping skills and body image
  • Independence with community mobility
  • Training, education, and use of assistive devices and adaptive equipment

Rehabilitation might occur in various environments, which include: outpatient rehabilitation, acute rehabilitation facility, acute care, home care and hospital-based skilled nursing facility.


How long will amputee rehabilitation take?

The duration of rehabilitation differs depending on each person's progress and needs. There are several stages of rehabilitation, which are determined by the time since the amputation, and extent of healing.

Pain

After a leg or an arm amputation, people might feel pain, which appears to be in amputated limb. The pain is genuine; however, the location is mistaken. Phantom pain is most likely if pain before amputation lasted for long or was severe. Phantom pain is usually worse shortly after the amputation and then reduces with time. For most people, phantom pain is more frequent when the prosthesis isn't being worn (for instance, at night). If a general anesthetic and a spinal anesthetic are used during the procedure, the risk of experiencing this pain is decreased.

Some people suffer from phantom limb sensation that isn't painful but feels as though the amputated limb is still there. When people with an amputated leg get this feeling, they might stand up, thereby fall back down. This experience often happens during the night when people wake up to use the washroom.

The stump itself might be painful. Massaging the stump at times helps ease this pain.

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