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Vol 20, No 3 (2014)
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The incidence of major, nontraumatic lower amputations in patients without diabetes mellitus in Poland during 2009–2012, based on Polish National Health Found data

Tomasz Czeleko, Andrzej Śliwczyński, Ireneusz Nawrot, Waldemar Karnafel
Acta Angiologica 2014;20(3):124-131.


Main of major amputations are related to the angiopathy of various origin and diabetic foot. The rest of amputations are consequence of injures, neoplasm’s and congenital malformation. An electronic search for entire was performed using Polish National Health Found database from 2009 until 2012 for incidence of non-traumatic major lower extremity was presented as a number of amputations per 100 000 individuals in populations. The authors presents that the mean rates of major amputations in people without diabetes mellitus diminished from 11.23 ± 1.65 to 9.73 ± 1.22 (p < 0.05) during 2009–2012 years in Poland.