Amputation

If you are facing amputation, the first move is to visit PALLADION. Life does not end at an amputation. It was the one-armed Pete Gray who brought the victory to the Browns team against Yankees in a world-class baseball match. Gray became a star after his amputation, because he was persistent! If he made it, you will too! We are waiting for you!

In preparing a personalised rehabilitation programme, we consider the following:

  • The patient’s history
  • Their lifestyle and daily living needs
  • Their psychological state
  • Any form of special conditions that may arise during or after the treatment.

The PALLADION team is, right from the start, an ally for the person to undergo amputation, while aiming at improving their functionality.

Rehabilitation:

All therapeutic treatments performed by the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, to allow patients to regain maximum functioning and autonomy and return to their family, social and working environment.

6 questions about amputation

01

What is amputation?

Amputation is the cutting off of a limb or part of a limb from the body.

02

What are the forms of amputation?

They are mainly two forms of amputation. The first one is traumatic (i.e. cutting off caused by an accident) and the second one is surgical amputation (i.e. cutting off performed for medical reasons by surgery).

03

What are the causes of traumatic amputation?

There are many causes of traumatic amputation, accidents being the most common cause. Amputations are mostly a result of road and work accidents, but there are also cases of amputation linked to warfare. To a lesser extent, amputations may be the result of mistakes in everyday life activities, such as cooking, closing a door, etc.

04

What are the causes of surgical amputation?

Surgical amputation includes cases where removing an extremity is necessary for a patient’s health. One of the most common causes is diabetes. There are also cases of amputation in elderly people due to venous insufficiency, in order to prevent gangrene.

05

What are the effects of amputation?

Amputation has functional effects. The patient has difficulty in carrying out everyday activities, depending, of course, on the size and type of amputation.

06

What cutting-edge medical practices are implemented at PALLADION for patient rehabilitation following an amputation?

We, at PALLADION, start from the beginning and climb up to the top! We stand by the patient during the pre-op period, providing the necessary physical care and psychological support both the patient and their relatives need. After the surgery, the patient is surrounded by the specialised medical staff and the rehabilitation team who are there to relieve the patient from the effects of the surgery, so as to ensure that the patient can be strong enough to regain independence. The use of advanced technological equipment is a guarantee of the rehabilitation success.

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