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Becoming an amputee & life as an amputee


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General resources      download .pdf

The Amputee Coalition -
Chock full of useful information, some of which can easily be printed. See the tab "Limb Loss Resource Center."  You can also read their magazine "In Motion" online or subscribe to it. In addition, they have a guide - called "First Step" -  you can order that has many, many useful articles in it. The bulk of the online resources are listed within the tab called Limb Loss Resource Center. Check out the section on Resources by Amputation Level. You could also contact this organization to see if they can set you up with a Peer Visitor.

Amputee Empowerment Partners -
Lots of ways to learn about life as an amputee from community members.

Amplitude Media -
This newer, independent community is dedicated to providing current, in-depth, and relevant news, information, and resources about preparing for, adapting to, and living with limb loss for individuals with amputation, and their families, caregivers, and healthcare providers.

Orthotics and Prosthetics Online Resource  -
This is THE site for consumers and O&P professionals. Among other things, there are product directories, reference materials, classified ads, articles, and email discussion list for visitors asking questions or providing information. It's easy to spend hours at a time reading and hunting through all of this site's content.

Phantom Pain - From Mayo Clinic, Special to CNN -
This is an article about treating phantom pain effectively with medications and other therapies.

War Amps National Amputee Centre -
The War Amps site, operated by a Canadian charitable organization, is run by war amputees. There's plenty of useful information for amputees of all ages and their loved ones.


Public events      download .pdf

Amputee Coalition: Back in the Saddle - This year's national conference will be held in Tuscon, AZ, on July 12-14.

Chicago Abilities Expo - Held in Schaumburg, IL (about 25 miles NW of Chicago,) this is a well-attended free event for people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. This annual three-day event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. The 2018 event will be held from June 29-July 1.