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For people who may need – or who have already had – an amputation, total limb care experts at the University of Miami Health System provide a single location for amputation and follow-up care for patients with pain or ongoing health needs related to their amputation. 

From innovative surgeries to on-site post-operative care, our team coordinates multidisciplinary surgical care, physical therapy, pain management, prosthetics, personal goals, and psychological support for the enormous life changes an amputation can bring.

As experts in both upper and lower extremity limb care, our multidisciplinary team brings state-of-the-art techniques to patients.

This team includes:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Orthopedic surgeons, including oncologic (cancer) orthopaedics
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians
  • Physical therapists
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Prosthetists
  • Psychologists

Why Would Someone Need an Amputation?

If infection or disease affects your body part in a way that makes it impossible to repair or endangers your life, doctors may remove the body part by surgical amputation. The surgical strategy is determined by the damaged body part, the amputation's cause, and the degree of bone and tissue damage.

Causes include:

  • Disease: These include diseases of the blood vessels (peripheral vascular disease or PVD), cancer, infection, osteomyelitis (an infection in the bones), as well as diabetes or blood clots
  • Trauma: Approximately 45% of all amputations are caused by a traumatic injury, which may be from a motor vehicle, occupational, industrial, or combat injury

We aim to get patients back to living their best possible life and remembering that they're valued members of society. That's why we support patients with coordinated care throughout their journey.

Why Choose UHealth?

All-inclusive care for amputee and limb salvage needs in one location. Physicians at the University of Miami Health System support patients through their amputation and decades after, with pain management, psychosocial support, physical therapy, and more. The team provides this care in a convenient location so patients can see their providers together.

Leading-edge treatments for all amputees. The team brings state-of-the-art techniques that aren’t offered at all medical centers. These techniques include targeted muscle reinnervation, myoelectric prosthetics, and osseointegration to improve the lives of amputees after their initial surgery.

A multidisciplinary team of innovators. Our team includes leading orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, psychologists, therapists, and social workers. We also collaborate closely with prosthetists throughout South Florida. This team of experts provides high-quality care for every aspect of your amputation.

World-class care in an academic health center. As a research and teaching institution, we treat children and adults with proven, advanced procedures based on clinical studies performed at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Our doctors, residents, nurses, and therapists work together to create healthy outcomes.

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