The Amputee Coalition and the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) have partnered to offer a new tool, “Working Together for a Successful Outcome,” that was produced to help individuals with amputations, their families, and their caregivers ask the right questions and communicate their needs when working with their healthcare team. The resource is available for free at the Amputee Coalition website or the Academy website.
“Limb loss is a life-changing event that can be overwhelming,” said Academy President Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP. “These individuals suddenly find themselves challenged to choose a prosthetist who can have a profound influence on their comfort, function, and finances in the years ahead. This collaborative brochure advises families as they confront the often unfamiliar landscape of prosthetic rehabilitation.”