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Traumatic Amputation VHI

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Clinicians can learn about caring for Veterans with traumatic amputation from the Veterans Health Initiative (VHI) study guide, Traumatic Amputation and Prosthetics (1.35 MB, PDF).

The study guide addresses concerns from prosthetic, clinical and administrative issues to long-term care needs.

Sections include:

  • A Veteran’s personal story and perspective
  • Traumatic amputation during military service
  • Prosthetic fitting and training
  • Prosthetic clinical issues

The guide is useful for VA and non-VA health care providers caring for Veteran patients. Veterans and the public also may be interested in the guide to learn more about symptoms and treatment. Go to the polytrauma website for information geared to Veterans.

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