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http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/A-Ce/Amputation.html

Definition Amputation is the surgical removal of a limb or body part. It is performed to remove diseased tissue or relieve pain. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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Amputation Pain Management and Relief with Farabloc

Informational Web site from manufacturer. Farabloc is an alternative medicine approach to phantom pain management and sports injury muscle pain relief.

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Amputee Coalition of America

Amputee Coalition of America is a national non-profit organization providing extensive resources, peer support, outreach and education to individual amputees, amputee caregivers, limb loss professionals and those dealing with the effects of limb loss.

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Amputee Newswire

This online magazine includes links to relevant Web sites, news items, some business items, and other items of interest to amputees. Links to issues at bottom of page [Archives]. 2000 and 2001 issues only.

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Amputee On-Line.com

Canadian Web site "designed primarily to help out amputees on a peer to peer basis". The Amputee Web Site includes links containing information about basic amputee concerns, sports and recreation, videos/books. Additional links to news items and an amputee listserv.

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Amputee Web Site

Canadian Web site designed primarily to help out amputees on a peer to peer basis. Includes basic introductory information, as surgery, prosthetics, and recovery, and phantom pain. Links to related sports/recreation Web Sites. News items and information about books, magazines, and videos.

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Before Your Amputation- Questions to Ask Your Surgeon

List of 19 questions to ask the surgeon, nurse, and anesthesiologist. Questions about the procedure, risks, pain, pain management, prosthesis, recovery, and support. Web page sponsored by the Amputee Coaltion of America.

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Family Village Amputee Page

A short list of links including Web sites with chat and organizations providing information and support.

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National Amputation Foundation

Provides assistance to US veterans, and recently civilians also. Program and service information and contact information.

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O(rthotics)&P(rosthetics).com

Free information for both professionals and patients. Includes product and services information, links to facilities and news items. The Resources link at the top of the page includes Amputee Resources - organizations, online magazines, and links to other informational sources.

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Symes Amputation

From "Who named it?" This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only.

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United Amputee Services Association

Information and ordering information for booklet "A Survivor's Guide for the Recent Amputee" (28 pages).

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Western Amputee Support Alliance Page

Archive Copy 2004: Links to individual support groups located in the western United States. These support groups are part of an informal association.

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