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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