VA's Prosthetic Appliance Service

Week of November 11, 2013

In 1945, the Department of Veterans Affairs Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Program was created to provide quality artificial limbs to wounded Veterans. The purpose? To develop a system through which artificial limbs of the highest quality, as well as other prosthetic appliances, would be provided to disabled Veterans. In FY 2013, the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA's) PSAS provided 15.9 million medical items and services to 2.9 million Veterans (about 48% of all Veterans who accessed care in the VA healthcare system). PSAS works closely with VA clinical staffs at medical centers and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics nationally to provide veterans access to the latest, technologically advanced artificial limbs, medical devices, and services needed to meet medical and rehabilitative needs. For more information, visit VA's Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) website.





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