Outcome measures included reamputation
, re-debridement rates, length of hospital stay and in-hospital mortality.
Lyu et al., "Predictors for readmission and reamputation
following minor lower extremity amputation," Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol.
, mortality, and health care costs among persons with dysvascular lower-limb amputations.
The cumulative incidences of patients who developed a new appearance of foot ulcer after 1, 3, and 5 years were 27.3%, 57.2%, and 76.4%, respectively, leading to the corresponding reamputation
rates of 12.5%, 22.3%, and 47.1% .
In a 2-year follow-up prospective study on haemodialysis patients with diabetic foot wounds who were treated with PTA and minor amputation, it was found that only 41.9% of patients survived without reamputation
with a 2-year postoperative mortality rate of 38.7% .
after minor foot amputation in diabetic patients: Risk factors leading to limb loss.
Incidence of reamputation
and death after gangrene of the lower extremity.
van Houtum, "Amputation and reamputation
of the diabetic foot," Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, vol.
Postacute inpatient rehabilitation is associated with reduced mortality, decreased chances of reamputation
, improved functional independence, increased procurement of prosthetic devices, and increased probability for discharge to community settings [1-4].
If this does not happen, further amputation of the lower extremity (reamputation
) should proceed promptly within 8 h.
The TIHDD does not distinguish between whether a person was discharged for an amputation or a subsequent reamputation
(i.e., a higher level amputation on the same extremity, such as a toe amputation followed by a foot amputation on one leg) within the same year.
But one day he had to come up for reamputation
and after he was on the table, we found the doctors would not be ready for another quarter of an hour.