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Amputation and Rehabilitation Care at Norton Community Hospital
Norton Community Hospital’s comprehensive amputation rehabilitation program emphasizes getting patients mobile again within weeks instead of months.
Limb amputation is a surgical procedure required to preserve and/or enhance life. While it is a difficult diagnosis to accept, the procedure is often the best alternative to living with disease and discomfort.
Prior to surgery, our team’s skilled and experienced prosthetist and surgeon work to develop a plan that will result in the best outcome for the patient. We optimize the rehabilitation process for partial weight bearing on a prosthesis within 10 days after a lower-extremity amputation surgery, transitioning to assisted walking (with a walker, cane or crutches) by the time the patient is released home. In many cases, our innovative team approach enables leg or foot amputees to walk out of our inpatient rehabilitation facility on a new prosthesis (artificial limb) in about two weeks.
For more information about the amputation rehabilitation program at Norton Community Hospital, please call 276-439-1350
New Limb New Life Club
The New Limb New Life Club club is designed to support individuals with amputations, as well as, their families. Come receive valuable information and develop skills to help manage day to day living and improve quality of life. Classes are FREE and are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Day Room, located beside the Inpatient Rehab Unit.
For more information or to sign up for the New Limb New Life Club, please call 276-439-1450.