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Amputation Statistics by Cause

Posted Jan 21 2010 10:08pm

* Upper-limb amputations accounted for the vast majority (68.6 percent) of all trauma-related amputations occurring during the study period.

* Males were at a significantly higher risk for trauma-related amputations than females.

* For both males and females, risk of traumatic amputations increased steadily with age, reaching its highest level among people age 85 or older.

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