Treatments & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Amputations

There are many levels of upper extremity amputations, and with each one comes a different method of rehabilitation as well as a different type of prosthesis. Before you can get fitted for a prosthesis (a replacement for a lost limb or a limb deficiency), you must first go through physical therapy to gain strength and range of motion as well as occupational therapy to learn how to adapt to daily living tasks without a prosthesis. This also gives your wound time to heal, and for the swelling to go down so your prosthesis fits properly. An at-home exercise program will be created to prevent contracture.

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