According to the National Limb Loss Information Center, close to two million Americans live with an amputation of a limb or finger. Car collisions are the leading cause of traumatic amputations, which are amputations not caused by genetic or medical conditions.
Most car accidents in Coral Gables do not lead to amputations, but when this injury happens, the effects can be far-reaching. In most cases, doctors and emergency responders will try to avoid amputation. However, in some cases it is not possible. A finger or toe may be severed in a crash and doctors may not be able to attach it. In some cases, a limb may need to be amputated to save a patient’s life.