Amputation is the surgical removal of a body part — foot, leg, arm, finger or toe — that’s beyond medical correction. Because amputation is a life-changing surgery, our specialists will support you with long-term care.
Moving toward new goals
We're committed to helping people who underwent limb amputation gain a new outlook on life.
Although amputation is uncommon, it can be the safest treatment option for limbs severely affected by disease, infection or trauma. Little by little, we'll help improve how you move with physical therapy that strengthens your balance, comfort and confidence.
We partner with the New England Orthotic and Prosthetic Systems (NEOPS) to offer assistive devices like an orthosis (brace) and prosthesis (artificial implant) to restore your functional independence.
While both assistive devices empower you to move on your own, the key difference between an orthosis and a prosthesis is that an orthosis supports an existing limb while a prosthesis completely replaces amputated limbs.
We collaborate with our colleagues — orthopedists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, prosthetists, physical therapists and occupational therapists — to put you on a faster track to wellness, from surgery through rehabilitation.
An orthosis (such as a brace) is a device that helps repair or restore functionality to a partially amputated or deformed body part. Think of an orthosis as a 2-for-1 treatment path: It relieves inflammation and swelling to heal limbs and enhances your ability to move.
A prosthesis is an artificial limb designed to restore your ability to move. These artificial limbs empower you to walk, pick up items or hug a loved one as you normally would.