Improving Outcomes following Limb Loss: Role of Rehabilitation Psychology


Stephen Wegener, director of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology at Johns Hopkins, discusses how he and his team have been helping patients manage the emotional and physical adaptation following amputation. Dr. Wegener’s research has shown that many individuals with limb loss do experience depression and do not get the help they need to manage their emotional distress. Wegner and colleagues have identified what they believe may be a novel and untapped professional community to help depressed patients with limb loss recognize their symptoms and access resources.



Stephen Wegener

Stephen Wegener

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation