In a partial amputation, some soft-tissue connection remains. Depending on how severe the injury is, the partially severed extremity may or may not be able to be reattached. Complications often occur when a body part is amputated. The most important of these are bleeding, shock, and infection.
Long-term outcome for an amputee depends on early emergency and critical care management. A well-fitting and functional prosthesis and retraining can speed rehabilitation.
This type of amputation occurs when an accident or unanticipated incident causes a person to lose a limb. In some cases, if the medical team is able to work quickly, the limb may be reattached. If not, it is likely that the injured party will need to undergo surgery to treat the injury.
Traumatic amputations are often caused by:
– Car accidents
– Accidents involving explosions
– Machinery accidents
– Objects falling from heights
– Getting trapped in a building or car