Patients with amputations face many challenges affecting their independence and quality of life. Our amputation specialty program at the Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (PIRM) offers an individualized treatment plan with the goal of maximizing independence and restoring physical function.
The advantage for our patients is that they are provided with a continuum of care from the beginning. We train and educate patients to be independent at each stage of their recovery, from healing their wound to becoming fully functional with a prosthetic device.
Interdisciplinary Team Approach
Patients receive top quality care from a team of rehabilitation specialists led by expert physiatrists that include occupational therapists, physical therapists, prosthetists and rehabilitation nurses. Our team meets regularly to assess patient needs as they achieve treatment goals. Treatment plans are revised and adjusted to meet goals tailored to the individual needs of each patient at every stage of their progression.
Our philosophy is based on holistic, patient-centered care that enables amputees to live a fully functional life. It's more than the fitting of a prosthesis, and we strive to give our patients the tools that empower them to live a fulfilling life and achieve their personal goals.
Amputation Specialty Program
Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides a complete continuum of care for amputees on their physical and emotional journeys to recovery. After discharge from the hospital, we provide rehabilitation care, education and advocacy through outpatient services to continue the goal of maximizing independence and restoring quality of life. The amputation specialty program features:
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Rehabilitation nursing
- Recreational therapy
- Nutritional education
- Social work services
- Case management
The amputation specialty program is a fully accredited Amputee Inpatient Rehabilitation Program by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.