A Focus on Amputation Level: Factors Preventing Length Preservation in the National Inpatient Sample

Great work by Fan et al from Georgetown. Bottom line: rural v. urban and revascularization again show a significant effect on amputation level. Abstract Background: Diabetic lower-extremity disease is the primary driver of mortality in patients with diabetes. Amputations at the forefoot or ankle preserve limb length, increase function, and, ultimately, reduce deconditioning and mortality... Continue Reading →

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