This is not the case for the majority of acrotomophiles and their partners. Barbara has a leg amputation and her partner is an acrotomophile.
New York, Churchill Livingstone Inc, 1981, pp 387-393.
Infants born with a congenially missing limb adapt adequately as they learn to make compensatory use of their remaining faculties.
Prosthetics and rehabilitation can bring an amputee's physical quality of life very close to that of any fully-limbed person, which would make him just like everyone else. Though being honest I would hesitate in starting a relationship with a person who had difficulty being physically self-sufficient.
He'd have to have outstanding qualities to really win me over!
‘No offence, but this is probably your first date ever, right? Do you really think you’re doing your social service for the week by taking me out?
Quit assuming I haven’t dated before just because I’m wearing a fake limb.2.
Incidents on first dates often make for great party stories.
Throw a disability into the mix, and the awkward things people say increase tenfold.
The degree of psychological difficulty associated with amputation generally increases with age, all other considerations being equal.
Whylie B: Social and psychological problems of the adult amputee, in Kostuik JP (ed): Amputation Surgery and Rehabilitation: The Toronto Experience.
"Even without prosthetics, amputees can have fulfilling lives.