We care for and support people with upper and lower limb amputation.
Clinical service overview
An interdisciplinary team approach is used in conjunction with Caulfield Hospital's prosthetic and orthotic manufacturing service.
Pre-amputation assessment and counselling is encouraged as part of the service.
Following amputation, we run an extensive outpatient program with an outpatient management and review service, for life.
Regular reviews are provided for all outpatients, initially as required, followed by 3, 6 or 12 monthly intervals.
Refer your patient
Fax referral to us
We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.
All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
To refer your patient, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the service Registrar to discuss the case.
To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.
If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the service Registrar on call on (03) 9076 2000.
- Referral enquiries (03) 9076 6261
- Referral fax (03) 9076 6246
|Monday||Caulfield Hospital||9.30am - 3.30pm|
|Tuesday||Caulfield Hospital||9.30am - 3.30pm|
- Dr Michael Chou: Rehabilitation Medicine
- Dr Andrew Nunn: Rehabilitation Medicine
- Dr Kirily Adam: Rehabilitation Medicine
- Dr William Stone: Rehabilitation Medicine
On the doctor’s behalf, Alfred Health can bulk bill the cost of the consultation for some services through Medicare. This means there is no out of pocket expense to the patient.
MBS-billed services require a current referral. Provide your patient with a 12 month referral to see the specialist of your choice at the requested clinic.
Referrals must be addressed to a named specialist or the Head of service, listed at the top of this page. Clinic consultants are listed on every clinic page.
Note that from time to time, your patient may be seen by another specialist in the clinic, in order to expedite their treatment.
Caulfield Hospital - Prosthetics Patient Information Handbook: For Lower Limb Amputees
Providing information and support to amputees and their families while promoting an inclusive community
Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association
description of orthotics and prosthetics
International Society for Prosthetics and Orhtotics