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.
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