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Department for rehabilitation of patients after amputation

The rehabilitation of patients after lower limb amputation aims at increased independence in performance of daily activities. It includes testing of technical devices for independent living at home, testing and production of suitable prosthesis for the missing limb, training of fitting and gait with the prosthesis and a walker or crutches.

Upper limb amputation is less frequent; its main cause is injury. The department offers rehabilitation to persons with amputation of one or both upper limbs. After testing, the person is equipped with suitable upper limb prosthesis.

The goal of rehabilitation of persons after amputation is to get as close as possible to the patient's psycho-physical and social state before the amputation. It depends on the patient's cooperation, the cause and level of the amputation and comorbidities. The extent to which the limb has been preserved affects rehabilitation outcome and success, in the sense of suitable prosthetic fitting and patient’s functional abilities, which then increases the patient's re-integration into his or her previous social environment.

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Head of department: Prof. Helena Burger, MD, PhD
Assistant: Urška ZUPANC, MD

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