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Amputee Rehabilitation in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Amputee Rehabilitation.
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Hospital General de Catalunya

With the guidance of the hospital's highly skilled rehabilitation team, we will help you on the road to recovery and an independent lifestyle.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at HGC

Guttmann Institute

Guttmann Institute is a reference hospital for medical-surgical treatment and for the comprehensive rehabilitation of people (adults and children) with spinal cord injury, acquired brain damage (head injuries, strokes) or other disabilities of a neurological origin.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Guttmann Institute

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences consists of four research groups, each contributing to the scientific knowledge in specific rehabilitation areas.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Quironsalud Hospital Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management. IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quironsalud Hospital Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 47 healthcare centers, more than 4.000 hospital beds and 8.000 doctors

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Grupo Quirónsalud

Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

Rehabilitation Department is to enable patients to achieve full mobility and resume their lifestyle as quickly as possible.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quironsalud Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital has certified medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Hospital Quirón Madrid

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital

The Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine Department seeks to prevent, diagnose and treat disability in children and adolescents. Our team is made up of various rehabilitation specialists, and we engage in coordinated efforts and simultaneous multidisciplinary collaboration with experts.

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Amputee Rehabilitation is available at Barcelona Children’s Hospital

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About Amputee Rehabilitation

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


Amputee Rehabilitation

Before an operation, a prosthetist, physical therapist, and surgeon talk about goals and plans with the individual who needs amputation. A prosthetist is a specialist who builds, fits, and adjusts artificial limbs (prostheses) and offers advice regarding how to use them. The workouts used in rehabilitation might be initiated before the amputation.

Prosthesis for a limb (leg or arm) features a cover, a socket in a rigid frame (interface), and components. The interface allows the prosthesis to be attached to the body. Components consist of terminal devices (like artificial toes, feet, hands, or fingers) and artificial joints.


Who is amputee rehabilitation for?

Amputee rehabilitation is suitable for people who have got congenital lower or upper extremity amputations. Congenital amputations can be found at birth when a baby is born without part or all of a limb. Acquired amputations are often from surgery, illness, or injury. Some acquired causes, which may result in an amputation are:

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease or PVD (blood vessel disease)
  • Gangrene
  • Diabetes
  • Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  • Infection
  • Frostbite
  • Tumors/cancers in muscle and bone
  • Injury/trauma

What does amputee rehabilitation entail?

The rehabilitation program starts with an extensive evaluation and development of a personalized care plan. The plan is focused on developing the skills an amputee requires to re-learn vital skills. Some popular treatment areas are:

  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Gait training and mobility
  • Sensation training/pain management
  • Improving activity persistence
  • Self-care activities
  • Safety
  • Home management skills
  • Coping skills and body image
  • Independence with community mobility
  • Training, education, and use of assistive devices and adaptive equipment

Rehabilitation might occur in various environments, which include: outpatient rehabilitation, acute rehabilitation facility, acute care, home care and hospital-based skilled nursing facility.


How long will amputee rehabilitation take?

The duration of rehabilitation differs depending on each person's progress and needs. There are several stages of rehabilitation, which are determined by the time since the amputation, and extent of healing.

Pain

After a leg or an arm amputation, people might feel pain, which appears to be in amputated limb. The pain is genuine; however, the location is mistaken. Phantom pain is most likely if pain before amputation lasted for long or was severe. Phantom pain is usually worse shortly after the amputation and then reduces with time. For most people, phantom pain is more frequent when the prosthesis isn't being worn (for instance, at night). If a general anesthetic and a spinal anesthetic are used during the procedure, the risk of experiencing this pain is decreased.

Some people suffer from phantom limb sensation that isn't painful but feels as though the amputated limb is still there. When people with an amputated leg get this feeling, they might stand up, thereby fall back down. This experience often happens during the night when people wake up to use the washroom.

The stump itself might be painful. Massaging the stump at times helps ease this pain.

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