Explore the Interdisciplinary Care for Amputees Network (ICAN)

The need for amputation of an extremity can arise from traumatic injury, oncologic resection, or other systemic/medical disease. Successful recovery after extremity amputation requires an interdisciplinary effort to achieve outstanding outcomes. We aim to coordinate care between the multiple key services that an amputee will encounter at MGH to provide a patient-centered experience throughout their entire care pathway.

About ICAN

picture of female ICAN patient with a double leg amputation
An ICAN patient with a double leg amputation

Mission Statement

We are committed to provide outstanding, comprehensive, and innovative care to patients with complex limb disease, deformity, or injury requiring amputation.

Vision

We aim to be the leader in civilian amputation surgery and rehabilitation in the United States.

Values:

  • Excellence in patient care
  • Compassion
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration

Services

  • Comprehensive clinical evaluation and consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon and plastic surgeon for:
    • Consideration for new amputation surgery
    • Problems arising from your current amputation stump such as pain, irritation, neuroma, phantom limb pain, stiffness etc.
    • Contemporary peripheral nerve management techniques including targeted muscle reinnervation and regenerative peripheral nerve interface
    • Osseointegration amputation surgery for patients with failed use of conventional socket prostheses
  • Liaison with multidisciplinary team including Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry), Prosthetics, Infectious Diseases, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Pain Management.

Videos

Watch two videos of a double amputee ICAN patient walking during physical therapy appointments.