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Foot and Leg Amputations Article Archives

April 2014

Wound Covering Requires Less Tissue to Produce Effective Results

MUNDELEIN, Ill. (BUSINESS WIRE)-Diabetic foot complications are the largest non-traumatic cause of lower extremity amputations, accounting for nearly 90,000 amputations a year, at a cost of nearly $40,000 per procedure.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 11, 2014

December 2013

Researchers Find a Key to Healing Chronic Wounds

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Chronic wounds affect an estimated 6.5 million Americans at an annual cost of about $25 billion. Further, foot blisters and other diabetic ulcers or sores account for the vast majority of foot and leg amputations in the United States today.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 18, 2013

July 2013

Lower Limb Amputation Rates Have Dropped

Despite an increase in diabetes cases nationwide, fewer people with diabetes are facing lower leg and foot amputations than a decade ago, according to the results of a new study.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 26, 2013

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