• Easing the Financial Burden on Upper Limb Amputees: Grants to Support Academics and Quality of Life in North America

    12 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Upper limb amputees face several physical and emotional challenges including impairments in physical functioning, alterations in body image and lifestyle, and physical and neuropathic pain.1 One condition includes phantom limb pain, a debilitating infliction that occurs in 50% to 80% of amputees, for which there is no first line treatment2. Along with physical challenges, ULA's face financial problems that total $500,000 over their lifetime3. This does not include loss of job or time off from work - 1/5 of ULA's do not return to work, and those that do typically miss 6 months prior to...
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