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Causes of Amputation

Causes of Amputation

Amputation may be the result of a traumatic injury or a planned surgical procedure to remove a diseased or deformed body part. The most common reason is peripheral artery disease due to hardening of the arteries.

Amputation: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Amputation, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Amputation:

Amputation: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Amputation: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Amputation:

Causes of Broader Categories of Amputation: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Amputation as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Amputation as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Amputation. Our database lists the following as having Amputation as a complication of that condition:

Medical news summaries relating to Amputation:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Amputation:

Cause statistics for Amputation:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Amputation:

  • 0.7% of diabetics had a lower limb amputation in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur among diabetics in the US 2001 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • 82,000 nontraumatic lower-limb amputations were performed annually on diabetics in the US 2000-2001 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
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Related information on causes of Amputation:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Amputation may be found in:


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