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Diabetes Amputations & Amputee

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Device Said to Prevent Amputations

A compression cuff called the ArtAssist, which increases blood flow to the lower limbs, reduces the need for amputation by more than half in selected users and is effective in treating arterial disease, says ACI Medical of San Marcos, California, which makes the medical device.

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How to Prevent Amputation

Neuropathy is one of the most common complications of diabetes. Unless something is done to stop the trend, 50 percent of people with diabetes are predicted to develop neuropathy, or nerve damage, in their legs. Because there is a loss of protective sensation which signals pain, injuries can occur as a result. These neuropathy-related injuries can cause ulcers that lead to amputations for an estimated 54,000 patients every year in the United States.

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