Part of The Sampson's Difference is providing resources for our patients beyond their appointment times. We collaborate with your entire healthcare team. Our patients become family.
Call Sampson's at 518-374-6011 to arrange a free consultation or for more information on local and national resources available.
Our goal at Sampson's is to re-empower amputees and help them be successful in adapting physically to their new lives. Upon request, a Certified Practitioner is available to meet with you to answer questions and provide information and resources to help you make informed decisions regarding your prosthesis and healing. We network nationally through the ACA (Amputee Coalition of America) and locally with healthcare providers and facilities to offer amputees the most comprehensive programs and services.
PEER TO PEER
Peer to Peer is designed to provide an opportunity to speak with an amputee who shares a similar background and experience. Peer to Peer offers amputees before or after surgery a chance to speak with someone who has experienced amputation and has been successful in adapting to limb loss. Peer to Peer is provided on a voluntary basis by Sampson's patients who are interested in sharing their experiences with new amputees.
You Have an Amputation, What Now?
The Healing Process
Losing a limb is a life-changing event. However, losing a limb is not the end but the beginning. The technology of prosthetics allows individuals to return to their normal daily routine. You may likely have contact with prosthetic wearers even though you do not realize it. Pre-surgical consultation visits are often suggested by Surgeons and available at Sampson's at your request.
Phantom pain is a pain in the limb that has been removed. This pain may come and go, but your healthcare team may provide intervention to relieve it.
It is natural to have ups and downs and mourn losing your limb. It will get easier with time and the return to normal daily activities.
The more informed you are about prosthetics, your prosthetic outcome will be better. Your Prosthetist is very knowledgeable about Prosthetic systems and will work closely with you to learn about you and your lifestyle to customize the best prosthesis to meet your needs. Your involvement and motivation will enhance your rehabilitation.
The primary concern is that the surgical site is healed. This may take some time. Your Physician will determine at which point prosthetic intervention may occur. We will stay in close contact and communication with you and your Physician during this time. If you agree, Sampson's will attend your Surgeon follow-up appointments to collaborate as a team to ensure your best outcome.
Also called a stump shrinker, it is an elastic sock that is made to control swelling, promote healing and assist in shaping your limb. This will set you up for success in being ready to be fit for your prosthesis.
Steps in Prosthetic Process Once Healed
The time frame from Initial Evaluation to Delivery depends upon many factors; healing, insurance approval, financial matters, Physician appointments, and obtaining necessary documentation, to name a few.
Steps in the Process
Initial Follow Up
Regular Follow Up Appointments