VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines
Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Amputation (2017)
The guideline describes the critical decision points in the Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Amputation and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with lower limb amputations.
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.
The guideline is formatted as two algorithms, and 18 evidence based recommendations:
Module A: Transdisciplinary Amputation Care Team Approach (TACT)
Module B: Primary Care Follow-up and Lifelong Care