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A national charity specifically for limbless and ex-service men and women, their dependents and widows. The objectives of the association are to promote the welfare of all those who have lost a limb or limbs or one or both eyes as a result of service to their country and to assist their dependents.

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Limbless Association

Provides an information and advisory service catering for the needs of disabled people of all ages who have been born without upper or lower limbs or who have had amputations.

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KCH Limb Reconstruction Trust

The purpose of this Trust is to improve the level of support given to patients undergoing treatment in the Limb Reconstruction Unit of King's College Hospital.

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The Association for Children with Hand or Arm Deficiency, whether caused by trauma, disease or by congenital reasons.

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The Blatchford vision is to make prosthetic rehabilitation more accessible through improvements in efficiency of care and components and the company has been associated with amputee care for over a century. The company's products division designs and develops artificial lower limbs.

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Dorset Orthopaedic

Dorset Orthopaedic is a rehabilitation company catering for children and adults who need a prosthetic and orthotic service. The company specialises in supplying prosthetics and orthotics with emphasis on comfort and cosmetic finish.

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Specialise in providing prosthetic (artificial limb) and orthotic services. They are one of the largest providers of these services in the country. They currently provide services to over 25% of users of the artificial limb service in the country, more than 15,000 people.

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Otto Bock UK

Otto Bock Healthcare is a world-leading supplier of innovative products for people with restricted mobility, including modern prostheses.

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Leg Amputation

Patient information provided by The Circulation Foundation.

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Major Lower Limb Amputations

Patient information provided by Mr Christopher Imray Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon.

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Information from NHS Choices.

See also Patient UK's Disability Information.

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The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
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25 February 2011

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