Patient Care Manuals

The Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care offers easy-to-read information to help you and your family understand more about upper and lower extremity amputations and orthotic devices. Information includes what to expect pre- and post-amputation, caring for your residual limb and prosthesis, and managing your lifestyle. The spinal handouts include information about various devices, use and wearing instructions, and how they can help your condition.

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Information Booklets for Patients with:
Above Knee Amputation
Below Knee Amputation
Upper Extremity Amputation

Additional Booklets and Handouts:
Spinal Brace Care
Spinal Handout
Why Prescribe a Myoelectric Prosthesis?
Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care Information Booklet

 
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This booklet provides information and is a good reference for the following:

  • Terminology
  • Managing curbs and stairs with crutches/walker
  • Acute positioning
  • Managing residual limb and phantom pain
  • Ace wrapping
  • Care for the sound limb
  • Caring for the residual limb
  • Prosthetics program
  • Bed mobility
  • Prosthetic design and how the definitive prosthesis is made Transfers
  • How to use your prosthesis
  • Fall prevention
  • Maintaining socket fit
  • Daily living tasks
  • Maintaining proper heel height
 
 
   
Request this booklet

This booklet provides information and is a good reference for the following:

  • Terminology
  • Managing curbs and stairs with crutches/walker
  • Acute positioning
  • Managing residual limb and phantom pain
  • Ace wrapping
  • Care for the sound limb
  • Caring for the residual limb
  • Prosthetics program
  • Bed mobility
  • Prosthetic design and how the definitive prosthesis is made
  • Transfers
  • How to use your prosthesis
  • Fall prevention Maintaining socket fit
  • Daily living tasks Maintaining proper heel height
   
request booklet

This booklet provides information and is a good reference for the following:

  • Terminology Prosthetics program
  • Acute positioning
  • Prosthetic design and how the definitive prosthesis is made
  • Ace wrapping
  • How to use your prosthesis
  • Care for the sound limb
  • Body powered prosthesis
  • Caring for the residual limb
  • Myoelectric prosthesis
  • Self-treatment suggestions
  • Additional prosthetic options
  • Daily living tasks
  • Managing residual limb and phantom pain
   
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This is a one-page handout that explains how to care for your back brace.

   
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This is a booklet that explains the following about the various spinal braces:

  • Indications for use
  • Designs and features
  • Accessories
  • Use and wearing information
   
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This is a one-page handout that explains why a myoelectric prosthesis might be utilized.

   
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This booklet provides the following:

  • Company history
  • Standards of care
  • Company mission
  • Patient care policies and procedures
  • Facility locations
  • Patient complaint and grievance procedures
  • Service capabilities
  • Quality assurance program
  • Credentialing of professional staff
  • Facility accreditation
  • Insurance carriers