This magazine is published six times a year by the Amputee Coalition of America. In it, readers will find a wide variety of articles, such as prosthetic product highlights, tips from medical professionals, to amputee success stories. This magazine subscription can be obtained directly through the Amputee Coalition of America, 888-267-5669 or www.amputee-coalition.org. A free sample issue can be obtained by contacting Amputees Together of Florida.
There are various manuals available that provide consumers with general post-surgical and prosthetic rehabilitation information.
The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, Inc. (AAOP) published a booklet for educational purposes, written by Jack E. Uellendahl, CPO. There are two booklets available, one for below the knee amputees, and another for above the knee amputees. The booklets can be obtained by contacting the AAOP at 703-836-0788, or www.oandp.org. Many prosthetic facilities provide this type of booklet to clients at no charge.
Online manuals, such as the ones found at the links listed below, are also available:
If you would like to request a copy of the Below Knee Amputee or the Above Knee Amputee AAOP manuals please contact:
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