1: Amputee Web Site
The Amputee Web Site was designed for individuals with amputations to help other individuals with amputations on a peer- to- peer basis. The site is useful to professionals including physicians, therapists and life care planners as it provides information for those who would like to know more about amputations.
- Please visit the Amputee Web Site at: http://www.amputee-coalition.org/support-groups-peer-support/
- Explore this site at your leisure.
2: Complications of Amputation
As you have already learned in Lesson 3 and throughout the first 3 lessons of this course, individuals with amputations may suffer a variety of complications including, but not limited to: phantom pain, bone spurs, neuromas, and depression.
The following websites are intended to give you some additional information on the complications experienced by individuals with amputations.
- Visit The Mayo Clinic’s website at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/phantom-pain/DS00444.
- Read the information provided to you about “Phantom Pain.”
- Then continue to read the remainder of the article by clicking on each of the article sections listed in the side toolbar or using the arrow at the end of each article.
- Next, please visit: NetterImages.com at their website: http://www.netterimages.com/image/8243.htm.
- At this site, you will be able to view pictures of common complications of amputation including: phantom limb pain (top left); flexion contracture of the knee (top right); nerve cut (bottom left); and necrosis of wound edges (bottom right).
- Finally, please view the article “Elbow and Above-Elbow Amputations” by Scott G. Edwards by clicking the following link: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1237886-overview. You may enjoy reading the remainder of this article at your leisure.
Additional Canadian Resources
- The following Canadian sites provide offer some good anecdotal stories providing insight for life care planners. http://www.stjohnsrehab.com/research/research_projects/amputeeresearch.aspx