Partnership addresses emotional impact of limb loss

10/17/2013 | O&P Almanac (Adobe Flash required)

The Amputee Coalition has joined Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in a program to provide emotional support resources to amputees and help train prosthetists in dealing with the psychological aspect of limb loss. The effort is funded in part by Ossur Americas and Hanger Clinics. The link between the "psychological/emotional component" and the patient's ability to rehabilitate is important for prosthetists to understand, said participant Scott Cummings of Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics in New Hampshire.

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