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Incidence Statistics for Types of Amputation

The information below shows a list of types of Amputation, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Amputation. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Amputation


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Amputation (overall) N/A N/A 7 per 1000 (NHIS95: excludes toes/fingers only)
Amputated finger approx 1 in 13,066 or 0.01% or 20,816 people in USA 20,816 349 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Amputated thumb approx 1 in 11,573 or 0.01% or 23,500 people in USA 23,500 394 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Amputated arm approx 1 in 506,683 or 0.00% or 536 people in USA 536 9 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Amputated toe approx 1 in 111,223 or 0.00% or 2,445 people in USA 2,445 41 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Amputated leg N/A N/A No information
Amputated lower leg N/A N/A No information

Incidence Statistics for Amputation

Incidence statistics about Amputation:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Amputation:

  • 82,000 nontraumatic lower-limb amputations was performed annually on diabetics in the US 2000-2001 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)

Types of Amputation

For more information about types of Amputation, refer to our section on types of Amputation.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Amputation usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Amputation. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Amputation at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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