Facts About Amputation

  • 90% of all amputations are lower extremity
  • 77% Males
  • 3 million amputees in United States, estimated
  • 50% between 21 - 65 years old
  • #1 cause - vascular
  • 50% of vascular amputations are caused by Diabetes
  • 80% of diabetic amputations are over 50 years old
  • Majority of Diabetic amputations are preventable
  • The reasons for an amputation include congenital amputation, tumors, vascular diseases, infections, and trauma
  • Trauma is the second leading cause for amputation.
  • Tumors (any growth that necessitates amputation) are the third most common cause for amputation.
  • Congenital amputation (being born without a limb), is the least common reason for amputation.
  • Phocomelia usually presents itself as very small, deformed versions of normal limbs
  • Gangrene is a deadly infection that must be amputated before it spreads, usually found on the foot of victims with poor circulation.
  • Radiation exposure near the site of the Chernobyl disaster in Russia have left numerous children limb deficient
  • Thalidomide in tranquilizers were given to pregnant mothers in Western Europe of the early 1960s. The result was a drastic increase in the number of babies born with deformed limbs.

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DynamicBracingSolutions™ is The National Network of Clinicians dedicated to a 21st Century approach to HOLISTIC bracing for neuromuscular disorders.


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Kenny Mayne's big break
By Kenny Mayne | ESPN The Magazine

The former UNLV quarterback recounts the injury that ended his career
Originally Published: July 11, 2012
Article at ESPN.com


Dynamic Brace Beats Post-Polio Boomerang
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Doctor works to bring high-tech foot braces to Montana
By TRISTAN SCOTT of the Missoulian

August 18, 2012 Article at Missoulian.com


Embracing New Bracing Technology

By Justin Franz

August 22, 2012 Article at Flathead Beacon

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