Anatomic sites of foot lesions resulting in amputation among diabetics and non-diabetics

E. Isakov*, N. Budoragin, S. Shenhav, I. Mendelevich, A. Korzets, Z. Susak

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Most foot lesions that lead to amputation are located around the digits. This was revealed in a retrospective study of 212 recent lower limb amputees with diabetes mellitus (158) or peripheral arterial disease only (54) admitted for prosthetic rehabilitation. In 62.2% of all amputees the site of lesion that led to amputation was reportedly located in the digits. These high-risk sites, therefore, need the patient's and the health care team's special attention. The patient should be trained in self foot examination and meticulous daily care, whereas the role of the health care team is in foot evaluation and provision of protective foot wear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Amputees
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Foot Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease


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