Limb deficiencies resulting from traumatic amputation are a specialized form of trauma. They often do not occur in children, and as such, can be difficult to handle. This trauma is also specifically labor intensive because it affects the child as whole: physically, emotionally, and psychologically. These consequences are persistent, occurring as soon as the trauma does, and continuing long after into the lives of the child and parents. These also mean that the child will require care in different aspects of life, such as occupational therapy, prosthetics, and psychological therapy. Additionally, such a trauma takes its toll on the family as a whole and diverts many of the family funds. Despite the overwhelming amount of treatment required, the treatments are in themselves relatively straightforward. The key is making sure that none of them are skipped over, as this could cause serious issues later on. Most often, this would be emotionally or psychological help. It is essential to see past the physical and remember to treat the whole child.
Keywords: trauma, amputation, child, PTSD, therapy
Traumatic Amputation in Children 3
Trauma associated with traumatic amputation
Children undergo a variety of physical and emotional trauma. Of the different types of physical trauma, one that does not always spring to mind but can leave serious consequences is amputation. Amputation is generally viewed opposite of congenital limb deficiency. Congenital limb deficiency is usually the result…