A Significant Drop in Major Amputation Worldwide: Message from the @OECD @APMA #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation

Important work from Carinci, Uccioli and coworkers evaluating 21 nations within the Organization for Economic Cooperation (OECD) showed a massive 30.6% reduction in major amputation between 2000 and 2013 with minor amputations (foot-level) remaining stable. These were for all-cause amputation, but diabetes was equally reduced (29%).

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  1. Pleased to hear that major amputations have decreased. I always felt bad when my VA diabetic patients lost their battle and had a BK or higher amputation.

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