A 35-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me if there are psychological services to deal with leg amputation?

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Dr. James Laredo
25 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes there are.: Your surgeon performing your amputation should be able to put you in touch with your local services. The amputee coalition is an excellent resource. Here is the link: http://www.Amputee-coalition.Org/.
Answered on May 14, 2016
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ask rehab: The best thing for that is talking to your rehabilitation physician and to previous patients with amputations about there experience, usually rehab facility can facilitate that through the amputation clinic.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: A good rehabilitation psychologist can help people deal with a leg amputation.
Answered on Apr 15, 2013

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