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Amputation Healthcare Program

Our Approach to Care

Whether your amputation is recent or occurred many years ago, our team of experts can evaluate your prosthetic needs. Uncompensated gait patterns, with lower extremity amputations, or the inability to perform daily tasks, with upper extremity amputations, can lead to changes in function that can cause other orthopedic or neuromuscular problems for many amputees. Our team can provide a thorough assessment and help guide you if you are using a new prosthetic or have used one for years, are ready to begin a new sport or activity, need help with daily activities, are experiencing orthopedic or muscular issues or are interested in exploring new technologies available with prosthetics. 

Orthopedic Outcomes & Patient Story

Amputee Success/Support Group 
1st Thursday of every month
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Luscomb Inpatient Gym
Open to the Community
Amputee Support (203) 741-3424

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on your amputation and prosthetic our team will perform all or part of the following evaluations:

  • Assessment of strength in core and limbs
  • Ability to perform daily tasks of living
  • Pain assessment
  • Gait and functional analysis
  • Medication review
  • Prosthetic assessment
  • Balance and coordination assessment

After your evaluation it may be determined that some other services may be helpful. These services might include:

  • Our weekly prosthetic and orthotic clinic offers appointments with a team including a Gaylord physiatrist, or doctor of physical medicine, a physical therapist and a vendor.
  • We partner with cutting edge prosthetic vendors that collaborate on the latest technology options.Our clinicians partner with Hangar Clinics to co-sponsor running clinics.
  • Our 75-by-25 foot therapeutic pool is designed for people with disabilities featuring wide ledges, stairs with rails and an in-water bench for sitting while exercising.

Anyone who has experienced an amputation. A current member of your healthcare team can make a referral
or you can contact Gaylord directly at 203-284-2888, Option 1.

Flexible scheduling for services on the Wallingford campus is available Monday through Friday.

We accept commercial insurances, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. Our staff will work with you to verify benefit coverage and will discuss treatment costs that may not be covered by insurance.

Advantages of care at Gaylord

• Our multidisciplinary team allows collaboration and expertise from a variety of specialists, including clinicians with advanced board certifications. 

• Our weekly prosthetic and orthotic clinic offers appointments with a team including a Gaylord physiatrist, or doctor of physical medicine, a physical therapist and a vendor. 

• Our expert staff receive advanced education related to specialty services. 

• We partner with cutting edge vendors who collaborate on the latest technology options. 

• Our monthly support group offers education and the opportunity to meet and discuss relevant topics. 

• Our 75-by-25 foot therapeutic pool was designed for people with disabilities featuring wide ledges, stairs with rails and an in-water bench for sitting while exercising.

• The Gaylord Sports Association provides adaptive sports like tennis, golf, yoga and cycling to people with physical disabilities. 

Information

Amputation Healthcare Appointments: (203) 284-2888, option 1

Outpatient Fax: (203) 294-8705