Will I be able to return to civilian work with a prostheses?

Returning to civilian work after limb loss depends on the type of work you do, your age, your adjustment with the prosthesis, and your educational level. Studies show that some people havie problems returning to work after lower limb amputation. You may have to change your career choice or work part-time as you get used to wearing a prostheses and being more active. In addition, it’s important to work with your employer and your physician. Educating your employer about limb loss and artificial limbs can help the employer be more sensitive to your situation. You can ask for workplace modifications to make it easier to work at the company. In addition, it would be important to take advantage of vocational rehabilitation and counseling offered by the VA.

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