Category : Amputation

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Recovering From a Hand, Finger or Arm Amputation

The definition of an amputation is “the action of surgically cutting off a limb,” however, an amputation can also happen by accident. Many times, an amputation of the hand, finger or arm is the result of a tragic accident, but amputations can also be planned surgeries to prevent the spread of a disease. Sometimes, fingers that were amputated in an accident can be reattached by a hand surgeon, but this isn’t always possible.

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Random Fact: Amputations

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Since 2001, more than 1,500 U.S. soldiers have sustained limb amputations. Thank a military man or woman for Armed Forces Day today. Learn more about amputations and prosthetic limbs.

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