Question: Is it OK to call someone an amputee?

People who have undergone an amputation are commonly referred to as “amputees,” but the term may be offensive and often is not used correctly. Some people have a physical characteristic that is not a result of an amputation. NCDJ Recommendation: “Someone with an amputation” is generally acceptable.People who have undergone an amputation are commonly referred to as “amputees,” but the term may be offensive and often is not used correctly. Some people have a physical characteristic that is not a result of an amputation. NCDJ

What do you call a baby with no arms or legs?

August 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Congenital amputation is birth without a limb or limbs, or without a part of a limb or limbs.

What does it mean to have no legs?

legless adjective [usually verb-link ADJECTIVE] If you say that someone is legless, you mean that they are extremely drunk.

Why do some people not have arms?

Phocomelia is a condition that involves malformations of human arms and legs. Although many factors can cause phocomelia, the prominent roots come from the use of the drug thalidomide and from genetic inheritance. Phocomelia is an extremely rare congenital disorder involving malformation of the limbs (dysmelia).

What causes a baby to be born missing a limb?

A congenital limb defect is when an arm or leg doesnt form normally as a baby grows in the uterus. The exact cause of a congenital limb defect is often not known. Certain things may increase the chances of a child being born with such a defect. These include gene problems or exposure to some viruses or chemicals.

What is it called when you get a limb cut off?

Leg or foot amputation is the removal of a leg, foot or toes from the body. These body parts are called extremities. Amputations are done either by surgery or they occur by accident or trauma to the body.

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