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Inpatient Amputee Program

The Inpatient Amputee (Limb Loss) Program at Roger C. Peace Hospital (RCPH) offers a variety of services and maintains specialty accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We are a member of the Amputee Coalition of America, a leading advocacy group for amputees and their families. RCPH provides rehabilitation to individuals with amputation/limb loss at all levels.

Inpatient Amputee (Limb Loss) Program

Read more about our Inpatient Amputee (Limb Loss) Program in the following Scope of Service and Disclosure Statement.

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Inpatient rehabilitation services include:

  • A comprehensive and interdisciplinary team of physiatrists, nurses, dietitians, therapists, case managers and psychologists dedicated to providing expert care to those with amputation/limb loss
  • The rehabilitation process begins postoperatively with a pre-prosthetic program that focuses on preparing the limb for a possible prosthesis. The goals of this phase of rehabilitation are:
    • Proper positioning and prevention of contractures with team collaboration
    • Wound care and pain management
    • Building strength and endurance
    • Learning the skills necessary to achieve maximum independence in daily activities.
    • Training and education on risks for further limb loss, appropriate mobility either through walking or use of a wheelchair
    • Community outings to address the patient’s functional abilities
  • Prosthetic training, if appropriate, involves team collaboration with the Prisma Health Center for Prosthetics & Orthotics to determine the type of prosthesis, optimal fit and function, continued prosthetic training through outpatient therapy, and outpatient follow-up to assure continued comfort and functional independence with the prosthesis
  • Outpatient programs and follow-up physician care in our clinic services are available when you graduate from the inpatient rehabilitation program