Learn How Millions of Americans Live Limitlessly with Limb Loss

Learn How Millions of Americans Live without Limits with Limb Loss

Each April is designated Limb Loss Awareness Month and celebrated around the world as a time to recognize those living with limb loss and limb difference. During this month of renewal and inspiration, our goal is to raise awareness about limb loss prevention as well as the array of resources for amputees, their caregivers, and families with the hope of helping them all live without limits.

At Montefiore-Einstein, our promise of safety goes beyond industry standards to introduce the most rigorous COVID-SAFE Care protocols currently available. Most of this month’s events are virtual and designed to empower you to live without limits, even within the bounds of COVID social distancing.

Our promise of safety goes beyond industry cleanliness and safety standards to introduce the most rigorous COVID-SAFE Care protocols currently available.

 

Get the Facts About Limb Loss

There are currently millions of people living with limb loss and limb difference in the United States. The total figures are expected to double by 2050. With hundreds of Americans losing a limb to amputation every day, limb loss has a significant impact on the overall health and well-being of our country.

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Limb Loss Month Highlights

Life with limb loss or limb difference doesn’t have to have limits. This month you can connect with others, get educated on rehabilitation advances and prosthetic technology, or stay active with adaptive sports. Many of the month’s events are held regularly throughout the year.

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Living without Limits with Limb Loss

 

Join the Conversation To Learn More About Limb Loss and How Amputees Live Without Limits.

We’ll be sharing additional information on living without limits with limb loss during Limb Loss Awareness Month on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Just use the hashtag #livewithoutlimits to search for additional information from Montefiore-Einstein or to share your questions and comments.

Talking about limb loss and limb difference—risk factors, prevention, and available support—is the best way to increase awareness in your community as well as improve the lives of amputees and their families.

Vinay Vanodia, M.D., chief resident in Montefiore’s physical and rehabilitation medicine (at right), with Felix Morris as he tries out his new prosthetic hand and forearm

At Montefiore, the Possibilities Are Limitless for Those Living with Limb Loss or Limb Difference

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore in conjunction with the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care employs state-of-the-art, highly individualized treatments and procedures in a compassionate and family-centered environment. Whether the goal is prevention, limb salvage, or utilizing the most recent innovations in prosthetics and 3D printing technology, Montefiore is committed to caring for this often underserved community from start to finish in a COVID-SAVE Care environment.