Inspirational amputee training courseJune 1, 2012
It belonged to Colin Edwards who is a below the knee amputee, having lost his leg in a motorcycle accident at 18. I met him at an amputations training course in Bristol and met some other inspirational people, from amputees who now help rehabilitate others and highlighted the importance of getting rehabilitation early, to orthopaedic consultants specialising in amputations. We also heard from a pain medicine and anaesthesia consultant and various barristers who spoke about the management of these highly specialised claims. It was a fascinating and very useful day. Sadly it was apparent that a lot of the amputation claims arise out of motorcycling accidents.