Young Female Snowboarder Defies Odds After Double Leg Amputation
A snowboarder has defied the odds by getting back on her board after an accident on the slopes led to both her legs being amputated. Lexie Bader, 26, developed an agonising nerve condition after an accident while snowboarding. Rather than live with constant pain, Lexie decided amputation of both her lower legs would give her her life back. Now, she can run, rock climb, ski, and even ice climb, thanks to blades – a type of prosthetic limb – made by her boyfriend.
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Leg amputations involve the surgical removal of all or part of a leg due to various reasons such as injury, infection, or medical conditions like diabetes or peripheral artery disease. They are typically performed as a last resort to improve a person's quality of life and mobility. Prosthetic limbs can be used to restore functionality, enabling individuals to regain independence and participate in daily activities. Rehabilitation and emotional support are crucial during the adjustment process.
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