Epidemiological Trends of Lower Limb Amputation in Artificial Limb Centre

Abstract Main aim of our study was to compose an inclusive report on the “Epidemiological Trends of the lower limb amputation in two different population groups”. This is a retrospective study carried out at Artificial Limb Centre (ALC), Pune from 1st February 2012 to 31st January 2016. A total of 3402 patients who had undergone the prosthetic rehabilitation at the ALC, Pune were included in our study. All the patients after initial assessment were divided into two groups, 1. Defence Personnel’s & Dependents 2. Civilian patients.

The patients were evaluated with respect to age, sex, aetiology, site, level and prevalence of amputation among the sexes at different ages and surgical interventions performed and It was found that the physical trauma was still one off the leading cause of major Lower Limb Amputation in developing countries, but new emerging causes like “Metabolic and Vascular” were showing the continuously increasing trends. The reason for this change was rise in the diabetes & its associated complications. This study is therefore intended to provide an insight into epidemiological trends of major lower limb amputation in army personal, dependents and general population.

Keywords— Lower Limb Amputation, Trauma, Prosthesis, Defense Personnel, Artificial Limb Centre.

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