Use the Resources section to find all sorts of information from downloadable posters and pamphlets about bandaging and taking limbs on and off to Annual Reports and Statements of Intent. If you're researching amputation or just interested in discovering all about artificial limb statistics, or the NZALS - our background and where we're headed - this section can help.
These posters and pamphlets are to help you learn to manage after a lower extremity amputation. They are not meant to take the place of your regular rehabilitation or medical care, but act as a reference or reminder of what you are being taught. In some cases there is more than one correct way to do something. Read more about Posters and pamphlets
In this section you will find care guidelines written for first time amputees as well as a comprehensive report containing physiotheraphy resources. Resources include transfer posters and a manual on applying rigid removable dressings. You'll also find the new referral form that Auckland Limb Centre is currently trialling. Read more about Amputee care
Access and download the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service's Annual Reports going back to 2003. Annual Reports are a useful source of information about not only the NZALS and what we do, but also the services we provide and what is happening all over the country. Read more about Annual Reports
Have you got our numbers? If you like a bit of number crunching, or you're doing some research, have a look at the NZALS' statistics. You can find out how many amputees there are in NZ and for which reasons. About 1 person in 1,000 in New Zealand has lost a limb; that's around 4,300 amputees living in our communities. Amputations result from two main causes: diseases such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease; and accidents, particularly traffic accidents, but also industrial and farm accidents. Where disease is the cause, amputation is often necessary to save the person's life. Read more about Statistics
This page provides a selection of useful links to other websites offering information for amputees and their carers. We've grouped the links into three main sections: support services in New Zealand, international sites of interest, and sports and recreation. Read more about Useful links