Amputation Program Persons Served
The amputee program at Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown serves individuals of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds who have experienced upper or lower extremity amputation at all levels. In general persons served are medically and psychologically stable, able to breathe without the assistance of a ventilator, present with physical/functional deficits requiring service of 2 or more rehabilitation disciplines and have an expectation of discharge to a community living setting.
- Patients with upper extremity, lower extremity or pelvic amputation as a primary or secondary diagnosis
- Meets admission criteria for inpatient rehabilitation and/or outpatient rehabilitation
- Maintains criteria for medical acuity and stability for continued services and/or stay
- Medically stable – able to breathe without the assistance of a ventilator
- Patients with psychological or behavioral issues are excluded from admission if determined to be harmful to self or others
- Goal to discharge/transition to community
Age of Persons Served
- Inpatient – Adolescent (13-17), adult, geriatric
- Outpatient – Pediatric (birth) through geriatric
Who We Serve
- BRG served a total of 1031 inpatients in 2012, 18 of those patients were amputees and one amputee patient was an adolescent.
- The average age of amputee patients was 70 with 12 being male and 6 female.