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Supporting the Post-operative Amputee: Improving Outcomes under Life-Changing Circumstances

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Paulinder Rai, DO, MPH
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation of Long Island

Dr. Rai is a specialist in the wound care field. He focuses on the health and well-being of the whole person, utilizing the body’s natural tendency toward health and repair to achieve higher levels of function and independence. He believes in the importance of strength and physical conditioning to maintain optimal health and to treat and prevent injury. He emphasizes that nutrition plays a vital role in the pursuit of a healthy body. Dr. Rai treats patients as partners in health, and he practices a teaching model of medicine to help patients achieve their desired health and lifestyle goals. His areas of expertise include sports medicine and non-surgical management of orthopedic injuries, limb loss rehabilitation, pain management, post-stroke rehabilitation, spasticity management, and wound care.

Dr. Rai completed his undergraduate training at New York University, where he studied philosophy, then earned his Master of Public Health degree. He earned his medical degree from The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. Since graduation, he has continued to serve as a leader of the academic medical community, completing his tenure as president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, of which he is currently serving as treasurer. Dr. Rai is a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has mentored countless medical students and residents and is passionate about teaching and empowering the future generation of medical practitioners.


1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Moderation by Elizabeth McCalley, Managing Editor, WoundSource

Amputation is a life-changing event for which strong support is vital in obtaining best long-term outcomes for the patient. Patients facing amputation need a multidisciplinary team providing education, emotional support, nutritional support, and physical therapy before and after surgery. Earlier initiation of rehabilitation is recommended in preventing complications and optimizing outcomes.