General Statistics

  • There are over 50,000 amputations every year
  • Of 350,000 with amputations 30% have upper limb loss
  • Congenital Limb accounts for 8.9% of amputations
  • Trauma accounts for 77% of amputations
  • Tumors account for 8.2% of amputations
  • Disease accounts for 5.8%

Causes of Limb Amputation:

  • Severe injury (from a vehicle accident or serious burn, for example)
  • Cancerous tumor in the bone or muscle of the limb
  • Serious infection that does not get better with antibiotics or other treatment
  • Thickening of nerve tissue, called a neuroma
  • Frostbite



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