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Diseases » Amputation » Summary
 

What is Amputation?

What is Amputation?

  • Amputation: Loss of a limb or extremity from trauma or accident.
  • Amputation: a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Amputation: Introduction

Types of Amputation:

Types of Amputation:

Broader types of Amputation:

How many people get Amputation?

Prevalance of Amputation: 7 per 1000 (NHIS95: excludes toes/fingers only)
Prevalance Rate of Amputation: approx 1 in 142 or 0.70% or 1.9 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Amputation?

Complications of Amputation: see complications of Amputation

What causes Amputation?

Causes of Amputation: see causes of Amputation
Risk factors for Amputation: see risk factors for Amputation

What are the symptoms of Amputation?

Symptoms of Amputation: see symptoms of Amputation

Complications of Amputation: see complications of Amputation

Can anyone else get Amputation?

More information: see contagiousness of Amputation
Inheritance: see inheritance of Amputation

Amputation: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Amputation.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Amputation.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Amputation: see treatments for Amputation
Research for Amputation: see research for Amputation

Society issues for Amputation


Hospitalization statistics for Amputation: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Amputation:

  • 0.001% (102) of hospital consultant episodes were for traumatic amputation of part of head in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • % of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of part of head required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of part of head were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of part of head were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 78% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of part of head required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of part of head in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Amputation:

Organs and body systems related to Amputation include:

Name of Amputation

Main name of condition: Amputation

Amputation: Related Conditions

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