Psychological Rehabilitation on a Patient with Breast and Arm Amputation: A Case Report

Isabela Castelli


We define amputation as a removal of totally or partial part of an organ. Amputations can be caused by chronic diseases as cancer, infection and diabetes, or by a traumatic accident. Where, we discuss the differences between the two types of amputation. This paper is a case report on an amputee patient, the consequences in short e long term. We suggest possible interventions for psychological professionals and multidisciplinary healthcare team. Also, we discuss the lack of academic production about traumatic amputations.

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