Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. They are widespread and involve a variety of activities and equipment. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press brakes, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and rollbending machines, food slicers, meat grinders, meat-cutting band saws, drill presses, and milling machines as well as shears, grinders, and slitters.


Partial hand amputation Amputation is the removal of a body extremity ...
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Amputation Procedure

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... Very few life events can match the challenges and changes in lifestyle as those that face an amputee. Currently there are almost 350,000 amputees living in the United States. Each year, another 135,00...
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Amputation Complications

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Phantom Limb Pain
... What is phantom limb pain? Phantom limb pain is pain felt in the area where a limb has been amputated. Phantom limb pain can be mild to extremely painful. In some cases, phantom limb pain can be disab...
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Amputation Results

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Neuropathic Pain
... What is neuropathic pain? Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state that usually is accompanied by tissue injury. With neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers themselves may be damaged, dysfunction...
Source: Cleveland Clinic



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