New Patient Information Resources
Limb loss is a very emotional experience and can be very confusing and overwhelming. Most people have never known anyone that has experienced limb loss or uses artificial limbs. There can be feelings of anxiety when thinking about life with utilizing an artificial limb.
Many will go through periods of depression, anger, fear and sadness when coming to terms with the reality of limb loss. This is all a normal part of the healing process and it is necessary to mourn the loss to prepare yourself to overcome the challenges ahead.
The most important thing to remember is to focus on the future and do not dwell in the past. You are not alone, and there are individuals that have overcome limb loss that can be a good source of information and support. Take a look at the links below to familiarize yourself with the steps involved with being fit with a prosthesis and additional helpful resources.
At Dream Team Prosthetics, our staff is highly skilled with specialized treatment of bilateral above knee amputees. This is a very unique clinical expertise that is our passion and focus of our team. We are dedicated and committed to helping bilateral above knee amputees achieve their maximum potential. Each year we host our world renowned Bilateral Life Camp event. This unique event is an interactive workshop to help those with bilateral lower extremity limb loss improve their function and mobility.
Here are links to download many of our patient forms so you can fill them out prior to your appointment or so you can familiarize yourself with the information that you will need to provide during your appointment. Remember to bring your prescription and insurance cards or other financial information with you for your first appointment.
There are many organizations that can be beneficial to learning more about living with limb loss. Here you will find a list of links to organizations that can provide you with additional information.
There are many different components that can be used to design a prosthetic leg. You can click on the link to look at some of the more popular components that provide good function and reliability for many of our patients that utilize them.