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PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PGI AMPUTEE CLINIC

PGIMER, CHANDIGARH PGI AMPUTEE CLINIC

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The PGIMER, Chandigarh has launched its ‘PGI Amputee Clinic’ which is also the first such clinic in India.

What is Amputation?

  • It is the removal of a limb by trauma, surgery or medical illness which is used to control the pain or a disease process in the affected limb.

About PGI Amputee Clinic:

  • It has been set up to improve the amputation patient care by providing them with a host of services under one roof and with significant coordination.

The amputee clinic will include all the specialities that help in patient care and rehab under one roof.

  • It will comprise specialists from various departments including orthopaedics, prosthetists, PMR (physical and medical rehabilitation), psychologists, occupational physiotherapy and nursing departments.
  • The clinic will focus on providing holistic care to patients with amputation.
  • This involves evaluation, resuscitation and treatment after the initial event, followed by appropriate planning and surgical interventions.

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