Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital

Our amputee program addresses the medical and functional issues individuals face following the loss of a limb(s). Our dedicated team of rehabilitation professionals includes a rehabilitation physician, rehab nurses, therapists, social worker, case manager, psychologist, dietitian and prosthetist.

Services We Offer

  • Wound management and swelling control are initial priorities
  • Stump shaping to prepare for fitting of a prosthesis and ambulation training
  • Strengthening, balance training and adaptive techniques to successfully accomplish self-care activities and daily routine
  • Counseling and a support group to help patients and their families adjust to their disability and maximizing their functional independence

Goals of the Amputee Program

  • Maintain a good state of health and assist in preventing secondary medical complications
  • Assist with the psychological adjustment to disability and development of coping strategies
  • Maximize independence in self-care and activities of daily living
  • Independence in mobility skills
  • Reduce swelling and shape limb for prosthetic fit
  • Evaluate for prosthesis prescription and assist in fitting
  • Maintain good skin integrity and remain wound free
  • Provide patient and caregiver education and training
  • Develop a comprehensive discharge plan

Rehabilitation Treatment Model

  • Clinical Rehabilitation: Evaluation and treatment guidelines
  • Clinical Protocols: Continuously updated based on best practices

Special Program Services

  • Case management services to coordinate treatment
  • Community reintegration activities provide the opportunity to identify strategies that will promote independence
  • Home accessibility evaluations
  • Home modification plans
  • Amputee clinic
  • Wound and residual limb management
  • Amputee pain management
  • Exercise prescription
  • Prosthetic prescriptions/fitting
  • Ambulation training – when indicated
  • Adjustment counseling
  • Medical management and nutrition counseling
  • Support groups for patients / family members / caregivers

Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital hosts an Amputee Support Group the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm.
Please call 717-406-3000 for more information.

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