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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines

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The Management of Upper Limb Amputation Rehabilitation (ULA) (2022)

Image of the cover of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline The Management of Upper Limb Amputation GuidelineThe ULA CPG is designed to address the key principles of rehabilitation and clinical care for patients with upper limb amputation. The overall goal of amputation rehabilitation is to optimize the patient’s health status, function, independence, and quality of life. Ongoing medical assessments and therapy interventions to address psychosocial, physical and functional limitations are necessary to achieve these desired end states.

Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.

About the CPG

The guideline is formatted as two clinical algorithms and 14 evidence based recommendations:

Module A: — Upper Limb Amputation Management
Module B: — Upper Limb Management for Primary Care

Questions about the ULA Guideline

Retired CPG's can be found on our archive page