Amputation

An amputation affects much more than your physician condition. It affects your emotional and spiritual well-being, family, friends, coworkers and your entire world. In order to receive comprehensive care that addresses each of these areas, you need a health care resource that can treat the whole person and not just the injury – a resource like UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital.

UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital consistently exceeds national outcomes for helping people who have had an amputation return to their homes and community at a functional level and in less time than comparable facilities. This is accomplished by our interdisciplinary team approach throughout our continuum of care, from hospital to community. We develop individualized treatment programs that address the physical, cognitive, emotional and functional needs of the patient. These individualized treatment programs maximize each patient's chances for success.

Outcomes

Upon completing their stay at UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital in 2017, patients were discharged to the following settings:

2017 Amputation Outcomes


To assist in preparing individuals who have had an amputation prepare for independent living, we tailor our rehabilitation services to each other's individual's needs.


Services, Support, and Resources

Our specialized programs, therapies and specialists include, but are not limited to:

Treatment Teams

  • Physicians
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Physical, occupational and recreational therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Rehabilitation psuchologists
  • Case managers
  • Dieitians

Therapy

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech-language therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Specialized psychological counseling
  • Group therapy and peer visits
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Respiratopry muscle strength training

Technology

  • Adaptive technology training
  • Wii™, X-box™, iPads®, mondopad ™, computer
  • Environmental control unit with smart speakers and voice-activated technology
  • Motion-activated interactive technology

Education/Support

  • Specialized amputee educational programs
  • Gator Amps amputee support group
  • Certified Peer Visitor Program 

Equipment

  • Orthotic brace/splint evaluations
  • Wheelchair seating, positioning and pressure mapping
  • ZeroG® gait and balance training system
  • VitalStim® therapy system
  • Bioness® L300 lower extremity rehabilitation system
  • Bioness® H200 hand rehabilitation system
  • Saebo® system
  • Training apartment for education and home-like setting
  • IOPI® Iowa Oral Pressure Instrument
  • MOTOmed with functional electrical stimulation (FES)