WORKPLACE AMPUTATION INJURIES
An amputation injury is not only a serious medical event but also a horrible psychological blow to most accident victims. Recovery is likely to require significant amounts of medical treatment and physical therapy. Finding the right balance of medications, disability accommodations and mental adjustment to an amputation can be a challenge for doctors and patient alike. Adjusting to life after an amputation often involves adjusting to living with a prosthesis, which will likely need replacing every 10 years or so.
Amputation injury victims also report ongoing neurological pain, including phantom pains that seem to come from a limb that is no longer there. Sometimes one of the hardest aspects of life after an amputation is that the remaining limb works overtime to compensate for lack of the missing body part, resulting in therapeutic needs for the healthy limb, as well.