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To establish a fund which will help under-served amputees

History & Mission

Helping under-served amputees to obtain quality prosthetics, comprehensive aftercare and to generate public awareness

The Need

Loss of limb creates a severe handicap. For many amputees a prosthesis restores full mobility and resumption of normal life activities. In Texas, there are many people who remain handicapped because they cannot afford a prosthesis. Many people are uninsured or unable to pay their co-pay or deductible . Medicaid does not pay for prosthetic limbs. The waiting line for funding from sources such as Limbs for Life often exceeds 12 months. Prolonged wheelchair confinement dramatically increases respiratory and wound complications, risk of pulmonary embolus, and postoperative pain. Diabetes greatly increases the risk of limb loss. San Antonio has twice as many diabetics as any other city in America. The prosthetics foundation, which has recently moved its headquarters to San Antonio, exists to help amputees in need of financial support

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About Us

The Prosthetic Foundation was established in 2010 as a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its purpose is to help individuals with amputations and to provide well fitted, appropriate prosthetic devices to those who cannot otherwise afford them.

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Without my prosthesis it would be a bummer cause I like to go hunting and I like to go fishing. Before I got my prosthesis, it was very hard for my wife, lifting the wheel chair and everything. I couldn’t do without it.
-DD, San Antonio, Texas

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We help amputees that are uninsured or under insured. To see if you qualify, begin our online process or call us at 210.237.4400.