prosthetic arm for upper limb amputation

Listing: Limb Loss and Amputation


Media Type

Online Resource

Reviewed Date

Feb 12, 2024


When a person has a loss of body limb(s), there is a grief process as our memory of the past life ability catches up with the present reality. A person with limb loss will adapt in new ways to their environment, and that takes mental and physical flexibility during this adjustment phase.  Please consult the resources for support and discovery within a community of others who are thriving.

Arm Dynamics – Upper Limb Library
Personal stories and life adjustment tips for life adapting to upper limb loss or childhood congenital limb differences. 888-507-4138 |

A website by amputees, for amputees offering educational resources, podcast, travel, insurance claims, and advocacy. They also offer a product encyclopedia by limb, organized by Medicare’s system of coverage and reimbursement codes.

Amputee Coalition 
Call Toll-Free 888/267-5669, Ext. 1 |

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Limb Loss & Impairment
Amputation or limb impairment can affect ability, but does not have to affect the quality of your life.

The Amputee Store
Direct supplies for dressings and stockings to make your prosthetic more comfortable.

ACPOC - Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics
Elmhurst, IL 60126 USA  |  (331) 248-7799

Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet: When a Parent Loses a Limb: Helping Children Cope
Having a parent experience limb loss can be a difficult event for children to understand for several reasons. The © Amputee Coalition has developed a fact sheet with some tips and advice for helping the entire family unit through the time of transition that occurs when a parent returns home after a limb loss.

Limb Loss Emotional Support Resources - Hanger Clinic
Hangar Clinic offers AMPOWER®, a peer-to-peer support program and online community for people with limb loss or limb difference. The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb differences through peer mentorship, education, and community. It consists of a nationwide network of trained peer mentors who have successfully recovered and rehabilitated following amputation and want to share their personal experiences with you. AMPOWER peer mentors can connect with you and your loved ones in person, over the phone, or online.



This content is for informational purposes only and may not be comprehensive. Information contained does not imply an endorsement from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and does not replace the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.  See here  for further details.  © Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
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