Lower limb amputation: review of surgical principles & post-operative medical management

Description: There are 130,000 lower limb amputations performed in the US per year and 1.2 million living with amputation (Dillingham, 2002). This webinar will review medical rehabilitation management and describe surgical principles and techniques for common levels of amputation. Pain and skin issues affecting recovery will be identified.

Instructors: Mark Huang, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University and attending physician at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His areas of clinical specialty include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics and orthotics, cancer, and stroke rehabilitation.

Audience:  Physical therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Prosthetists, Assistants, and Technicians, Athletic Trainers
Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe surgical principles and surgical approaches to most common levels of lower limb amputation
  • Review the principles of post-operative medical management of patients with lower limb amputation
  • Define the common complications after amputation

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

ABC Credit

This webinar has been approved for up to 2.0 credits through the American Board for Certification in O&P (ABC) for Prosthetists, Assistants, Technicians. Full participation in this program is required to be eligible for the full amount of credits.

Physical Therapy
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

 Athletic Training

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab BOC Approved Provider Number: P794 is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1.5 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. The following continuing education course is considered to be Essential Level.

Financial - Instructor has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose
Non-Financial - Instructor has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.



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