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Are artificial limbs part of the discussion for reconstructive surgery?

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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Absolutely

If a limb has been lost, all options should be considered.
Many factors influence the decision: for example, whether the need is functional or cosmetic. Many people who have lost hands or arms use a functional prosthesis (like a hook) for work but then change to a cosmetic prosthesis for social activities. Prosthetics are an important option to consider in reconstruction.

In brief: Absolutely

If a limb has been lost, all options should be considered.
Many factors influence the decision: for example, whether the need is functional or cosmetic. Many people who have lost hands or arms use a functional prosthesis (like a hook) for work but then change to a cosmetic prosthesis for social activities. Prosthetics are an important option to consider in reconstruction.
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