A new M Health Fairview clinic, opening this week, is reducing barriers to healthcare by making it easier and faster for people who have experienced limb loss to get fitted with a new prosthetic.
Designed in collaboration with the patients it will serve, the M Health Fairview Amputee Clinic unites a handful of multi-disciplinary specialists under a single roof. Rather than visiting a prosthetist, a physical therapist, an orthopedic surgeon, and other experts over weeks or months of separate appointments – often at different locations – a patient will be able to see them all at once.
The clinic is located at M Health Fairview Clinics and Specialty Center - Maplewood. Patients can make appointments by calling 651-644-5808. The clinic’s care team is led by Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician Wayne Hsiao, MD, who specializes in care for amputees and others who have lost physical function due to injuries or health conditions. Hsiao will work alongside a physical therapist and a prosthetist to:
- Identify a person’s needs and goals
- Assess their health and the health of the residual limb
- Select a prothesis and evaluate fit, function, component selection, and performance
- Assist with insurance documentation to expedite prosthesis delivery