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Traumatic amputations dramatically alter lives

Traumatic amputations caused by motor vehicle accidents are severe injuries that result in a limb or part of a limb is forcibly detaching during a crash. These injuries can result from a variety of crash scenarios, such as high-speed collisions, rollovers or when a limb is crushed between heavy objects.

The severity of these injuries often depends on the dynamics of the accident, including the speed of the vehicle, the point of impact and the victim’s position within the vehicle.

More than just physical effects

Traumatic amputations can lead to serious physical complications that go beyond the loss of the body part. Some people may also experience infections, shock and considerable blood loss. The treatment for this condition ranges from surgical intervention to long-term rehabilitation.

The loss of a limb can also cause psychological challenges. These can often be long-term effects. Victims of these crashes can experience anxiety, grief or depression. This can invoke the need for intense mental health treatments.

Life after a traumatic amputation

People who have a traumatic amputation may need rehabilitation, including physical or occupational therapy, whether the body part is attached again or not. This can involve physical therapy that enables them to learn how to balance and accommodate the amputation. Using a prosthetic limb or digit can also be taught and refined through rehabilitation.

Adaptive technologies such as prosthetics have advanced significantly, offering amputees greater functionality. The emotional and psychological recovery is an ongoing process, requiring support from family, friends and professionals to help the individual cope with the trauma and rebuild their life post-amputation.

Victims of traumatic amputations that are caused by motor vehicle crashes may need major medical care. This can be costly, so these victims may opt to pursue a claim for compensation. Working with a legal representative who can explain the options available and move cases forward can take some stress off of victims.