Welcome to the amputee / paralysis section of the Babblefish special needs area. We have put this section together to help folks that lost limbs or the use of limbs. We hope to add sites and links to help you deal with your injuries and get you back on your feet so to speak. Look around at the links below and find other folks with similar problems and goals.

Amputee & Paralysis

Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) – is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual amputees, amputee education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organizations.

Barr foundation- The purpose of the “FUND” is to purchase prosthetic limbs for
amputees who cannot otherwise afford them.

Ohio Willow Wood. – Free the body…free the spirit® is more than a tag line It is the motivation and the purpose with every product they design and manufacture. They are helping amputees in the U.S. and around the world to experience life to the fullest with
every step. Prosthetic designers and manufacturers.

amputees across America – An American journey of amputees, crossing the united states on bicycles, with skydives en route to commemorate those unique individuals met along the way.

The LimblessAssociation – provides information, advice and support for people of all ages who are without one or more limbs.

National Amputee Golf Association - Incorporated in 1954, NAGA was comprised of a small group of amputee golfers who played friendly games that quickly developed into regional tournament play in various cities across the United States.

Limbs for Life – is a nationwide not-for-profit organization that has dedicated itself to the purpose of providing comfortable and fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it.

Cascade - a very large selection of prosthetic gear and equipment.

Prosthetics Outreach Foundation (POF) – dedicated to restoring mobility and independence worldwide to amputees and other disadvantaged persons suffering from orthopedic disabilities.

Paralysis

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) -promotes the health and well-being of people living with paralysis and their families by providing comprehensive information resources and referral services.

ClinicalTrials.gov – provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. The information provided on ClinicalTrials.gov should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

mayoclinic.com- Locate information about spinal cord injuries as well as the nervous system and disorders that can affect the human brain and other parts of the central nervous system.

What is Neurosurgery - national library of medicine put a tutorial together to help you better understand what is Neurosurgeon .

The Miami Project -assembled a broad spectrum of researchers, clinicians, and therapists whose expertise relate directly to the problem of SCI and whose full-time focus is SCI research. The world’s largest comprehensive spinal cord injury (SCI) research center. Dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for paralysis.

Med Help International – dedicated to helping patients find the highest quality medical information in the world today. We offer patients the tools necessary to make informed treatment decisions within the short time lines dictated by their illness or disease. A great place to find a forum to chat with folks in your same situation.

Prosthetic

http://www.1800flo-tech.com FLO-TECH Orthotic & Prosthetic Systems APOPPS – Adjustable Postoperative Protective and Preparatory Systems: prosthetic systems which offer patients protection from accidental impact injury.

http://www.odpo.com – ODPO Home, Old Dominion Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc., is committed to providing the highest levels of patient support and care in keeping with the standards of professional and ethical conduct as set forth by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

http://www.os.co.za – Orthopaedic Suppliers, Orthotic, Prosthetic, Medical and Allied Products. Company details page. Orthopaedic Suppliers manufactures and distributes
prosthetic and orthotic components, tools, raw materials, orthopedic soft goods, plastics and wheelchairs. Company details page

 

The Orthotics & Prosthetics Virtual Library

 

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With permission from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Funding provided by the Northern Plains Chapter, American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
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In partnership with the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
JPO is hosted at the Academy website
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In partnership with the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
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In partnership with the Association of Childrens Prosthetic Orthotic Clinics
JACPOC/ICIB is hosted at the ACPOC website
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In partnership with the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics
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With permission from the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association
Funding provided by the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
reference section Amputee / Paralysis
This section contains a variety of additional O&P reference materials in different formats. These materials are not included in the main keyword search for the library.
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The Academy is pleased to introduce the Literature Update, a regular e-update that lists current research in orthotics and prosthetics. This new member benefit is a result of the work of the Academy’s Publications Committee, chaired by Sam Phillips, PhD, CP, FAAOP.
FAMC Amputee / Paralysis
This section contains newly recovered and previously unpublished documents related to FAMC’s treatment of Vietnam era amputees. This peer-reviewed section of the O&P library has been organized and assembled by Charles King, CP with the assistance of the O&P Library technical team.

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