A traumatic amputation can occur in several types of accidents. For example, a limb can become pressed during a car wreck, which can lead to a traumatic amputation. These injuries are catastrophic for the victim. It’s very unlikely that they will ever be able to return to the normal they were accustomed to before the injury.
Are all traumatic amputations the same?
There are two types of traumatic amputations – complete and incomplete. A complete amputation means that there is a full separation between the amputated body part and the stump. An incomplete amputation means that there are still some tissues holding the stump and the body part together.
Can amputated body parts all be reattached?
A surgeon has to evaluate the amputation to determine whether reattachment is possible. There are several things that impact this. These include the condition of the amputated body part, as well as the condition of the stump.
What’s recovery like?
Recovery usually consists of physical therapy, regardless of whether a reattachment occurred. If reattachment isn’t possible, the person may end up with a prosthetic limb or body part. Therapy will teach them how to use it.
The financial impact of a catastrophic injury like this is considerable. Not only does the person have to deal with the medical bills that come with it, but they’ll likely also have to miss work. This means that that they lose income and have an increase in expenses. Victims who suffered a traumatic amputation at the hands of a negligent party may choose to seek compensation to help offset that financial impact.