People may suffer an amputation due to long standing diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, vascular disease or trauma.  The loss of a limb is a major event, but a prosthesis can help restore function.   Dr. Benjamin works closely with the prosthetist and physical therapy to decide on the most appropriate prosthesis and provide documentation of medical need to the insurance companies in order to get approval. He can also help in addressing issues of wounds and phantom or neuropathic pain.