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Support Groups and Counseling

People with gangrene need moral support, especially if amputation is performed. The following support groups provide a forum for people who have undergone amputation to share questions and concerns with others who had gone through or are going through similar circumstances:

American Amputee Foundation
P.O. Box 250218
Little Rock, AR 72225
(501) 666-2523
Fax: (501) 666-8367

Amputee Coalition of America
900 E. Hill Ave., Suite 285
Knoxville, TN 37915
Fax: (865) 525-7917

National Amputation Foundation, Inc.
38-40 Church St.
Malverne, NY 11565
Fax: (516) 887-3667

United Amputee Services Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 4277
Winter Park
FL 32793-4277
(407) 359-5500
Fax: (407) 359-8855

In addition, people with amputation require physical, vocational, and rehabilitation therapy.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/3/2014
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