Amputees Support Group

Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery. Many have undergone amputation or have been living with a missing limb since birth. In either case, life as an amputee can be challenging. This is the place to find others going through the same experiences as an amputee. Share your thoughts, troubles, and solutions with the community.

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Index finger amputation

I recently amputated my left index finger accidentally with a table saw. I now have 2 options- either a prosthesis which will only be for cosmetic purposes or a ray amputation which will give me more function but decrease my hand strength by 20%. I am a registered nurse and function is very important to me. Anyone out there that has had this procedure? I would appreciate any help. Thank you



Lori that sounds like a big decision to make. I personally don't know what a ray amputation is, but I do have an online friend that had one on her toe because of a tumor. Let me know if you are interested in talking with her and I'll try to put you in touch. Best of luck to you.