CLINICAL EXPERIENCE AND REHABILITATION OF AMPUTEE MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS AT THE CENTER FOR THE INTREPID AT BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER (BAMC): PART 1 – OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY REHABILITATION SERVICES
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This lecture will discuss the clinical experiences and provision of rehabilitation services for amputee military service members at the Center For the Intrepid located at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) Fort Sam Houston, Texas. This is part one of a series illustrating the prosthetic services, rehabilitation and research currently underway at BAMC. Case presentations will be utilized to illustrate the team approach to provide clinically appropriate amputee rehabilitation. This cohesive effort includes surgical considerations, early prosthetic fittings, long-term prosthetic care, rehabilitation services, case management, physiological and social support services. Protocols for advanced prosthetic training will be presented with emphasis on various prosthetic componentry. Advancements in the rehabilitation of the military amputee at the Center For the Intrepid will be discussed in detail to include functional capacity evaluations, drivers training, and firearms training simulator. A case study that involves an individual who sustained a dominant upper extremity transhumeral amputation with total loss of vision will also be discussed. In addition, current and future clinical research studies that involve individuals who have sustained upper extremity loss and who are undergoing rehabilitation at the Center For the Intrepid will be highlighted.
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