Patient Stories: Amputation Rehabilitation

amputation rehabilitation case


Workplace incident


  • Severe right-hand injury, involving amputation of the right thump, tips of middle and index fingers 
  • Psychological symptoms

Medicess involvement - amputation rehabilitation

  • Completion of INA (Initial Needs Assessment) and subsequently obtained medical records to facilitate amputation rehabilitation.
  • Psychological, occupational and physiotherapy took place, as well as a driving assessment to facilitate a return to driving (imperative for a return to work to be achieved).
  • We sought private hand therapy sessions, subsequent surgery and the required follow up appointments.
  • The patient can now drive and has returned to part-time work on a phased return. We achieved this with the support of specialist vocational interventions. 
  • Medicess continually provided support to ensure phased return to work was safe and sustainable.
  • We identified appropriate psychological rehabilitation interventions to aid recovery.
  • The patient’s vocational needs addressed during various work-site visits. Strategies implemented to improve the patient’s ability to perform their role safely and with satisfaction.
  • Achieved successful patient focused psychological and amputation rehabilitation.
  • Ongoing successful engagement with hand therapy.

Our rehabilitation case manager says:

“Considering the severity of injuries, I am delighted with the patient’s progress. They have physically improved by adapting some right-hand functions and psychological symptoms have improved significantly since the completion of psychological therapy.”

Our patient's view - amputation rehabilitation:

“The compassion and thoughtfulness that I received from my rehabilitation case manager was indescribable. I was hopelessly lost and inadequate during the early times. I shan’t ever forget the service.”

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