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Information for Patients with new Amputations

If you have recently had an amputation and have been referred to our facility, we would like to welcome you. At this point you may have already visited Dr. Grad in the Proshtetic clinic, and we may have met you there. If this is not the case, you may want to click on 'Prosthetic Clinic Dates & Times' to find out how to book a clinic appointment.

If you have recently had an amputation, you are likely experiencing many new things that are associated with this recent change in your medical condition. You will learn a lot about coping with the amputation during your stay in our rehabilitation program. During your treatment time at the Regional Rehabilitation Center, you will not only be fit with your Prosthesis, but you will also work with many other allied health care professionals that are interested in helping you adjust to your life with an amputation.

You will meet physiotherapists, who will help you regain some of your strength and train you how to walk with your new Prosthesis. Occupational therapists will help you learn to make adjustments in your home to ensure safety in completing everyday tasks, such as bathing, cooking and navigating through tight spaces. Nurses will take care of you on the ward and help keep on eye on your skin as it heals. Social workers will help you with any concerns you may have about where you will go after your discharge and help you cope with any personal difficulties you might be experiencing. There is a nutritionist that will help to ensure you are eating healthy and monitor your sugar levels if required. Our pharmacist will help coordinate your medications. Dr. Grad will orchestrate this entire effort and be a valuable resource to you as you progress through your rehabilitation and beyond.

It is important that you wear a tensor bandage at this time, especially if you have not  been fit with your prosthesis. If you have questions about tensoring with a Prosthesis or preparation for wearing a Prosthesis, please feel free to call the Prosthtetic and Orthotic department to speak to one our Prosthetic clinicians at 905-521-2607.

You may also see some pics of different Prosthetic devices in the 'photo gallery'.

We look forward to meeting you and working together with you. 

For inquiries contact us:

Prosthetics and Orthotics Head Office at the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
325 Wellington St. North
Hamilton, Ontario
905-521-2607

 

 

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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