Amputee Rehabilitation Program

Program Lead: Dr. Kenneth Lam

The Amputee Rehabilitation Program provides comprehensive care to patients with limb loss across the continuum of care. Both inpatient and outpatient services are provided. In 2016, over 100 new patients with limb loss entered the program. Amputation occurs at all hospital sites so peri-amputation consultative services are provided citywide. One of the key components of this program is to optimize the timing and level of amputation by close partnership with our surgical colleagues.

Outpatient rehabilitation is organized through the Community Accessible Rehabilitation (CAR) Program. With close partnership with the CAR Program we have garnered expertise in managing complex amputees. We have started a new collaboration with our local plastic surgeons in looking at novel approach to neuroma treatment and targeted muscle reinnervation.

Education 

The program is dedicated to medical education and training. Physiatry residents complete a mandatory three-month period in the program during their residency. Vascular Surgery residents are now spending one month in the program during their residency. 

The program is also involved in the education and certification of prosthetists in training. In-service lectures are also delivered to Allied Health and Nursing Staff on a regular basis.

Members 

Dr. Kenneth Kui Sai Lam
Dr. Gentson Leung

(Updated Dec. 2018)