Outpatient prosthetics and amputee rehabilitation service
The regional outpatient amputee rehabilitation service provides assessment and provision of prosthetic limbs for patients following upper or lower limb amputation or as a result of congenital deficiency (from birth). All patients and their families have access to our specialist counselling service.
We provide outpatient services in Crystal Palace and also carry out ward rounds on a weekly basis at Guys and St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospital. The other main hospitals that refer patients to us are University Hospital Lewisham, Croydon University Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Orpington Hospital.
We work very closely with the specialist amputee teams on the wards at Guy's and St Thomas' and at the inpatient Amputee Rehabilitation Unit at Lambeth Community Care Centre.
The multi-disciplinary team consists of a consultant, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, counsellors, prosthetists, workshop technicians, a healthcare assistant, a rehabilitation engineer and an administrative team.
All new patients are assessed by the multi-disciplinary team. This means we can decide what treatment you may need and if you will be able to manage with a prosthetic limb (artificial limb). Not all patients are safe to use prosthesis but will still benefit from some treatment in order to make you as independent as possible.
We provide prosthetics care for veterans of the armed forces who reside in our treatment area.