How Funds Are Used
One in every 125 children is born with a limb deficiency and many others suffer from limb deformities. Some children undergo amputation because they do not have the resources to travel to a specialist and pay for limb lengthening or reconstruction surgery.
Over time, many people's joints wear down creating painful conditions that make simply walking to the door an excruciating task. Whether from degeneration, arthritis or injury, some people are unable to receive treatment because they cannot afford the cost of surgery or physical therapy. They are forced to alter their lives because of the pain, giving up many of the activities that previously brought them joy.
The Save-A-Limb Fund was established in 2001 and supports in the fight to save limbs from amputation and provide hip and knee replacements to patients in need both domestically and abroad. The fund also works to advance patient care through the research and the work of the physicians and staff of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (RIAO) at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. The Save-A-Limb fund is a program of Sinai Hospital, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The Save-A-Limb Funds are used in the following ways:
- To financially assist patients who cannot afford housing, transportation, physical therapy or adaptive equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, specialized car seats for children in casts)
- To offer free initial consultations to patients who qualify for financial aid
- To support RIAO international outreach missions to the developing world (India, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Haiti)
- To fully implement a digital x-ray system to decrease our patients' exposure to radiation
- To support research projects at the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement and the International Center for Limb Lengthening
- To host an annual holiday party for children undergoing treatment during the holidays
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