Lower Limb Amputations
Lower limb amputation in relation to vasculature means the surgical removal of leg or foot from the body as a result of peripheral vascular diseases. It is a life-saving procedure done to remove ischemic, infected, or necrotic tissue. Peripheral arterial diseases alone or in combination with diabetes mellitus contributes to more than half of the amputations. Major amputations are due to PAD ranging from 12 to 50 per 100,000 individuals per year.