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Amputee Support Organizations

The prosthetists at Yanke Bionics have over 100 years of combined experience. If you have any questions about prosthetic intervention or your prosthesis, please do not hesitate to call the office. There’s a good chance that we’ll have an answer for you!

There are many organizations across the country that offer information and support to amputees. Amputee support groups and peer visitations can be invaluable to you as a new amputee facing life’s challenges.

You may want to contact:

Amputee Coalition of America
900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 285
Knoxville, TN 37915
(888) 267-5669
(888) AMP-KNOW

In addition there are other organizations that publish information about prosthetics

American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetist (AAOP)
1650 King Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836 7118

AAOP is the professional membership organization for orthotic and prosthetic healthcare professionals certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. (ABC).

AAOP publishes this booklet and others for amputees such as: For the New Amputee, You Have a Choice: Improving Orthotic & Prosthetic Outcomes, Care & Use Guide: For the Below Knee Amputee, and Care & Use Guide: Plastic Ankle Foot Orthosis.

Northwestern University
Rehabilitation Engineering Program
345 E. Superior St., Room 144
Chicago, IL 60611 4496
(312) 908 8560

You may wish to visit your local public library or the library of a nearby college or university to locate additional printed materials about prosthetics.

Online Support

General amputee mailing list
To subscribe, send a message to: listproc@u.washington.edu
Leave the subject blank or type a period
Make the first line of your message say: SUBSCRIBE AMP-L (your full name)
To send a message to the list, simple send it to amp-l@u.washington.edu

Amputee Mailing List
General amputee mailing list
To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@mailstrom.stjohns.edu
Leave the subject blank or type a period
Make the first line of your message say: subscribe amputee (your name)

I-CAN (International Child Amputee Network)
List for the parents and families of child amputees
To subscribe, send a message to MAISER@hoffman.mgen.pitt.edu
Make the first line of your message say: subscribe i-can

http://www.survivinglimbloss.org Surviving Limb Loss

Other websites:

www.oandp.com The Global Resource for O&P information
www.amp-info.net Amputee Information Network
www.amp-info.org Amputee Information Exchange
www.amputee-online.com Amputee-Online.com
www.usinter.net/wasa/arc.html Amputee Resource Center
www.limbless-association.org Limbless Association
www.stumps.org Stumps R Us-An Amputee Support
www.abovekneeamputee.com AboveKneeAmputation.com
www.hphdhelp.org Hemipelvectomy and Hip Disarticulation information
www.ladyamp.org LadyAmp.org
www.diabetesresource.com Diabetes Resource Center
www.usparalympics.org U.S. Paralympics
www.dsusa.org Disable Sports USA
www.ncpad.org National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
www.nagagolf.org National Amputee Golf Association
www.ampsoccer.org National Amputee Soccer Association
www.activeamp.org Online Connection for Amps w/ an Active Lifestyle
www.aopanet.org American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
www.opcareers.org Orthotics and Prosthetics Careers
www.opfund.org Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund
www.limbsforlife.org Limbs for Life Foundation

Request an online evaluation

Use our evaluation form to request a no-obligation consultation from our clinicians. We will contact you to discuss your pre-surgery or prosthetic-related questions.