Amputee Rehabilitation Program: Admission Criteria

  • Has an amputation of the lower limb
  • Willingness to work with the rehabilitation team and accept recommendations

Exclusion Criteria

  • Mental incapacity that prevent the person from learning the steps to correctly put the limb on (no consistent family/care give that can be taught)
  • Severe cardiac involvement
  • Severe bilateral knee or hip contractures - greater than 35 degrees
  • Bilateral above knee amputation (case specific exceptions are considered)
  • Consistent bowel soiling not able to be contained within an incontinence product
  • Other co-morbidities that prevent the person from walking - spinal cord injury or severe stroke
Last updated: Tue, 2011-07-26 15:37