The National Limb Loss Center states that the numbers of people living with an amputation are growing. For example, just in the US alone 1 in every 200 people has suffered a limb loss. They also state that approximately 77% of people have lost a limb due to some kind of trauma. And an alarming 30% of people have difficulty using a prosthetic limb.
The loss of a limb also brings tremendous psychological and emotional costs for an amputee. People who have lost a limb go through the same stages of grief as when they lose a loved one. Even after overcoming the physical trauma of an amputation the person often has to deal with the emotional trauma or depression afterwards.
We are now beginning to understand that the acceptance of what has happened is a key element in a person’s physical and mental recovery.
Bespoke Innovations is a company who produces an innovative prosthetic that reflects an owner’s individuality and unique needs.