Case Study: Bi-lateral upper limb amputations and transfemoral amputation

George was involved in a road traffic accident when he suffered catastrophic injuries, with the resulting medical complications meaning he had both arms amputated and one of his legs above his knee.  He had NHS and statutory provisions following the accident, however these did not fully meet all his immediate physical, psychological, social, or environmental needs.  The expertise of our case manager ensured that each of these areas was addressed in a simultaneous and co-ordinated way.

Living in a micro-environment and having a package of care that barely covered his basic needs, sorting out appropriate, adapted accommodation, equipment, and a package of care to meet all his needs was identified has his first priority.  This was not without its challenges, however through meticulous co-ordination and endless perseverance, George was supported to purchase and adapt a property to meet both his immediate and long-term needs.

Although reliant on an electric wheelchair for most functional activities.  He has had extensive prosthetic rehabilitation and made significant progress with upper and lower limb prosthetics- meaning he can complete some basic activities in standing. His case manager has also been able to ensure he has an appropriate MDT around him and tap into what motivates George, so an adaptive approach could be taken to ensure he could do the things he wanted and look forward to the future. He has achieved far more than was initially thought was possible. 

Please note that the name of the injured party in this case study has been changed to protect their privacy.

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