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Can a person drive after a leg amputation?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes. With the proper set-up and training many amputees enjoy the freedom of driving!

In brief: Yes

Yes. With the proper set-up and training many amputees enjoy the freedom of driving!
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If the leg that was used to drive is the one missing the car can be modified.
The person can learn to drive with the opposite leg as part of their rehabilitation process. If both legs are missing the vehicle can be adapted to be driven with hand controls.

In brief: Yes

If the leg that was used to drive is the one missing the car can be modified.
The person can learn to drive with the opposite leg as part of their rehabilitation process. If both legs are missing the vehicle can be adapted to be driven with hand controls.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Yes

It is generally recommended to use one leg to control pedals.
However, for bilateral amputees, automobiles can be modified with hand controls.

In brief: Yes

It is generally recommended to use one leg to control pedals.
However, for bilateral amputees, automobiles can be modified with hand controls.
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
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