What is involved in recovering after amputation?

You have no doubt seen many people with artificial legs or arms and may even have marvelled at how they are able to get around and do almost anything that a person with all limbs can do. Residents in Ohio may experience life without a limb for many reasons and according to WebMD, serious car accident injuries may be one of these reasons.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a crash and now face the prospect of living without a part of the body previously enjoyed, it is important for you to understand some of what may be involved in learning how to move forward. This process involves many things from the physical to the emotional to the practical. On a physical level, the wound in the area where the amputation occurred is the thing that may be likely to heal the fastest barring any complications.

Physically some people experience phantom pain for a long time. Emotionally there can be many feelings to work through including challenges related to a change in body image, grief and more. Physical and even occupational therapy may be needed to help a person become independent and able to do things without the limb or with a prosthesis if they should get one.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is instead meant to give resident in Ohio an overview about the process of undergoing an amputation and what may be involved in recovering and learning how to live without a limb or digit.

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