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The Doctor Weighs In | Preventing Amputations: Saving Lives and Limbs

By Brian Kolski, MD |Diabetes is responsible for more than 60% of all non-traumatic lower limb amputations and losing a limb is a devastating event in a person’s life. There is often a significant loss of independence in one’s daily activities. A more sedentary lifestyle often comes with increased health problems including increased risk of blood clots, obesity, cardiovascular disease, infection, and stroke. Disability comes in many forms. Amputees suffer a higher incidence of depression, loss of financial independence, and inability to care for family members. More…

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