Is there a support group for amputees?

2019-09-06 by No Comments

Is there a support group for amputees?

Amputee support groups provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals living with limb loss or limb difference as well as their family members. They are an invaluable place to connect with others who have overcome similar challenges and setbacks.

What help is available for amputees?

The Amputation Foundation can assist amputees with many of their support needs and providing information that will be relevant to starting a new life as an amputee which will include benefits information, legal information, prosthetic centre advice and information, education and retraining and much more.

How do I calculate amputee needs?

How to Calculate BMI for Amputee

  1. Weigh yourself and write down your weight.
  2. Look up the percentage of body weight value for your type of amputation (see Tips).
  3. Move the decimal point 2 places to the left in the number from Step 2.
  4. Subtract the result of Step 3 from 1.
  5. Divide the current weight by the result from step 4.

Do amputees qualify for disability?

The fact that you have had a body extremity amputated does not automatically qualify you for disability benefits. The only exception to this rule is if you have both hands amputated, a leg amputated up through the hip joint (hip disarticulation), or a pelvic amputation (hemipelvectomy).

Can I keep my amputated limb?

As far as legislation goes, there is no U.S. federal law preventing the ownership of body parts, unless they’re Native American. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act makes it illegal to own or trade in Native American remains. Otherwise, a few states restrict owning or selling human body parts.

How much should an amputee weigh?

For a man, use 106 pounds for the first 5 feet and then add 6 pounds for each additional inch: 106 lbs + (6 lbs per inch x 8 inches) = 154 pounds. This 5 foot, 8 inch patient with an entire arm amputation has an Ideal Body Weight range goal of approximately 161 lbs to 132 lbs.

How to find support for limb loss and limb difference?

Receiving support from someone who can relate to the limb loss and limb difference journey can be a turning point in the recovery process. The Amputee Coalition has trained over 1,500 volunteers with limb loss, limb difference, and their family members to meet with individuals and families in times of need.

Are there support groups for children with limb and hand differences?

Steve Geigle, developed this website. His granddaughter, Haley, was born in 1995 with unilateral congenital below elbow deficiency (UCBED). Providing Support, sharing experiences, and supplying information to families of children with upper limb differences. A network of parents helping each other and learning from each other. Northern California.

Where can I find support for an amputee?

Whether you, a friend, or family member is facing amputation or has been impacted by limb loss or limb difference in any way, the Amputee Coalition offers several ways to find useful information, support and encouragement when it is needed most.

How to manage phantom limb pain after amputation?

Phantom limb pain/sensation is common for most people after amputation surgery. Symptoms generally improve over time. Your phantom limb pain/sensation can be managed so that it does not overwhelm your life. The goal of pain management is to reduce pain levels to allow you to get you back to living and enjoying life again.