About the Save-A-Limb Fund
One in 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 the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
About The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (RIAO)
The RIAO is home to some of the world's most renowned orthopedic surgeons and offers state-of-the-art treatment in a variety of orthopedic services for both children and adults. The Institute’s medical team of more than 250 professionals performs approximately 4,300 orthopedic procedures and conducts more than 36,000 office visits annually. The RIAO's physicians have earned a global reputation for their limb lengthening expertise as well as their innovative techniques for joint preservation and replacement.
With access to operating rooms and highly specialized teams that exclusively practice orthopedics, the RIAO offers the advantages of a “hospital within a hospital.” Patients receive the full continuum of care including initial consultations, surgical and non-surgical services, hospital stay, as well as, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy.
To learn more about the Rubin Institute visit www.rubininstitute.com