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Disability Specific Resources: Amputation/Limb Differences

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New Sign Amputee Identity Disorder: Information, Questions, Answers, and Recommendations About Self-Demand Amputation (Paperback)

by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Foreword), Gregg M. Furth, Robert Smith. This book is available at Amazon.com

New Sign A Single Step (Hardcover)

A book about Heather Mills McCartney and her travels and encounters with others who have lost a limb. Her limb was amputated in an accident in 1993 from a police motorcycle. She was a professional model but did not allow this to set her back. She tells of her first convoy of artificial limbs to amputees in Croatia, which she organized in 1994 and the foundation she created that brings life changing prostheses to men, women and children in war zones around the world. To date over 27,000 people have been helped. This book is available at Amazon.com

New Sign Atlas of Amputations and Limb Deficiencies: Surgical, Prosthetic, and Rehabilitation Principles (Hardcover)

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; edited by Douglas G. Smith, John W. michael, and John H. Bowker, 3rd Edition, Rosemont, IL, 2004. This atlas is a comprehensive reference for surgeons, practioners, prosthetic and orthopaedic managers, therapists and anyone interested in finding out more about limb loss. There are many images and illustrations. This book is available at Amazon.com for over $200.

New Sign Being One-Legged Is an Interesting Experience (Paperback)

This book is by J. A Coffeen. This is a rather matter-of-fact account of the author's experience from the first discovery of cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation and amputation of one leg. He chose not to have a prosthesis, and uses a wheelchair at home and crutches when he goes out. He has an interesting perspective on phantom pain and a very positive outlook on his "interesting experience" of adapting to being one-legged. This book is available at Amazon.com

New Sign The Child With a Limb Deficiency

edited by John A. Herring and John G. Birch, 1 ed. Rosemont, IL. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1998. Articles concerning limb deficency and amputation, rehabilitation and recreational activities.

New Sign Children With Limb Differences: A Handbook for Families (Ages Birth to Five Years)

by Nancy Bradley, 3rd revised edition. Grand Rapids, MI Center for Limb Differences, 2003.

New Sign Coping with Limb Loss: A Guide for Parents

by Darlene Talbot. Los Angeles: Child Amputee Prosthetics Project, Univ. of California at Los Angeles, 1979. This guide is for parents in rearing a child with a limb deficiency.

New Sign Coping with Limb Loss (Paperback)

by Ellen Winchell. This book is available at Amazon.com

New Sign Who is Amelia?: Caring for Children With Limb Deficiencies

by Hugh G. Watts and Mary Williams Clark, Rosemont, IL : American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeions, 1998. This book is for physicians caring for children with congenital limb differences and their families.

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