Finn (_finn_) wrote in little_details,

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A question on amputees.

I read about people being double amputees (transtibial, knee-bearing and transfemoral - below, with and above the knees) due to landmines etc, who have prosthetic legs and move about with the assistance of canes and so forth, but know very little about the reality.

How easy is it to maintain balance and so forth? Is it more comfortable to be in a wheelchair, or does the usefulness of the prosthetics (in terms of manouverabillity) outweigh the usage? How long can one stay using the prosthetics before needing to sit/remove them? Any issues to look out for?

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