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Amputation

Replacement Toes

08/31/2009

Question:

My daughter lost three toes, the big toe and two others in a lawnmower accident when she was two. The toes were amputated; is there a replacement toe available for her, she is now 11. Thanks.

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. A question similar to yours has been previously addressed. The link below will connect you to that information:
http://www.netwellness.org/question.cfm/68546.htm

Although a cosmetic prosthesis could probably be fabricated to simulate replacement of her missing toes (she'd need to consult with a prosthetist to confirm this is doable, although cosmetic prostheses are typically not covered by insurance), to compensate for the functional loss resulting from her missing toes, the usual prosthetic interventions are as were detailed in the response you can access via the link above.

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Response by:

Brian L Bowyer, MD Brian L Bowyer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University