Duke Amputee Performance Clinic
If you’ve had amputation surgery or of upper or lower extremity or are considering amputation surgery, the Duke Amputee Performance Clinic is here to help. This new outpatient clinic has a focus on function and is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of practitioners here at the North Carolina Orthopedic Clinic. These specialists in the Raleigh-Durham area are experts in helping patients progress through their rehabilitation and regain maximum function and performance. The clinical team is comprised of the following practitioners:
- Dr. Paul Tawney, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Dr. Jan Gwyer, Physical Therapist, Professor in Physical Therapy
- Ms. Nancy Payne, RN, MSN, Duke Limb Loss Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Mr. David Sickles, Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist, Center for Orthotics and Prosthetics at Duke
We’ll Address Your Amputation Surgery and Amputation Rehab Questions with a Personal Touch
We’re sensitive to the fact that it is natural for you to have a lot of questions centering around amputation surgery and amputation rehabilitation. The Duke Amputee Performance Clinic will consult with you to answer your questions and offer guidance through the following services, among others:
- Education about the rehabilitation process following amputation surgery, including options for prosthetic candidates and those who do not wish to use a prosthetic device.
- Education regarding resources for amputees, including rehabilitation providers and support groups.
- Recommendations for post-operative care, including residual limb care, exercise, mobility and prosthetic fitting.
- Prescriptions for prosthetic devices—a including prosthetic socket design, suspension systems and componentry, to ensure optimal performance.
- Fabrication of new prosthetic devices and adjustments to existing devices, as well as information on new prosthetic technology.
To get the best treatment and the most attentive personal care for your physical medicine and rehabilitation treatment, be sure to contact the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham. Give us a call at 919.471.9622 or submit the appointment form on this page to schedule your personal consultation with our team in the Raleigh-Durham area. As part of Duke Medicine, our community-oriented specialists, personal touch and state-of-the-art facilities allow us to deliver the treatment you need—with the care you deserve.
North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to serve Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Apex, Morrisville, Clayton, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Greensboro, Hillsborough, Mebane and surrounding areas.