Support Groups

May 10, 2017

Life After Limb Loss

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, May 10, 2017 - 12:41 PM in Rehabilitation , Support Groups , Therapy


Nearly 2 million people living in the United States have experienced limb loss, according to the Amputee Coalition, a national nonprofit patient advocacy organization for people affected by limb loss. Over half are a result of vascular disease (including diabetes and peripheral arterial disease). Other causes include trauma and cancer. It is estimated that by 2050, 3.6 million people in the U.S. will be living with limb loss. Mercy Medical Center Amputee Support Group participants Michael Beitler and Attiah Fogle share their stories of life and hope after limb loss.


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