Amputee Rehabilitation

Moving forward with limb loss

Each year, an estimated 185,000 people undergo limb amputation due to injury or disease. Each person faces a period of physical challenges while also dealing with a wide range of emotional, psychological and social issues. Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation is here to help.

Patient with therapist.

The Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation difference

From post-surgical care and prosthetic training to community reintegration and long-term follow up, Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation provides amputees with the individualized care that advances physical recovery and helps overcome the many emotional, psychological and social challenges that surface.

  • Studies1 show individuals treated at an inpatient rehabilitation hospital – like Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – have greater improvement, fewer complications and return home sooner than those treated at nursing facilities. Here you’ll benefit from a comprehensive, coordinated program of medical, nursing and therapy care, innovative prosthetic technologies and support to make the most of life ahead.

  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation’s experienced team of amputee rehabilitation specialists address the range of medical, physical, psychological and emotional issues its patients’ face.

    Our interdisciplinary team is led by a physiatrist, a physician board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and includes rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational, and recreation therapists; prosthetists; psychologists; dietitians; pharmacists; case managers and other clinical and support staff, as needed.

  • Treatment is carefully integrated and tailored to your goals and progress. Our program targets your pre-prosthetic, prosthetic and outpatient/reintegration needs by providing:

    • Expert post-surgical wound care and residual limb management
    • Therapies to enhance strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance
    • Management of pain and/or phantom limb pain
    • Custom design, fitting and manufacture of a prosthesis to meet your lifestyle needs
    • Training on the use and maintenance of your prosthesis
    • Psychology services to help you overcome emotional, social or behavioral issues
    • Extensive education, peer mentoring and support groups for both patients and families
  • From inpatient to outpatient, Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation offers lifelong treatment and support to patients. Outpatient therapy can be necessary to help accustom new prosthetic devices and home health services are offered to help with adjustments to home life.

    Outpatient amputee rehabilitation services

    Continued outpatient therapy is sometimes necessary to help you become accustomed to your new prosthetic device. Our therapists will work with you using physical and occupational therapy to help you gain confidence and independence with your prosthesis.

    We also provide education and training on how to properly maintain and care for your prosthesis. We have more than 100 outpatient therapy centers across North and Central Texas with licensed therapists ready to help you continue your recovery. For more information about our outpatient Amputee Program, call (888) 722-9567 or request an appointment here.

    Home Health amputee program

    Our Home Health specialists can help you readjust to home life following an amputation. We provide continued health management of your residual limb and physical therapy to help improve the function of your artificial limb. Home modification and equipment recommendations can also be provided.

    For more information about our home health services click here or call (972) 691-3131.

  • Patients with limb loss who choose Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation have greater improvement during their stay and a higher level of independence upon discharge than similar patients treated at other rehabilitation hospitals, based on national benchmarks2.

Patient Ben Cromwell after rehabilitation.
Our patients say it best
Ben’s story
“One of the major milestones on my rehab journey was getting my ‘new’ legs. That day really changed everything for me.”

Let Us Help

We will work closely with you and your family, physician and/or the referring hospital to ensure a smooth transition to Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation.

1Assessment of Patient Outcomes of Rehabilitative Care Provided in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) and After Discharge. Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC. 2014.