Limb amputation on renal replacement therapy

Prosthet Orthot Int. 2000 Apr;24(1):7-12. doi: 10.1080/03093640008726516.


Ten (10) diabetic and 7 non-diabetic patients on renal replacement therapy have undergone limb amputation in the authors' unit in the 1988 to 1996 period. The article examines the course of illness and survival patterns in this distinct and increasing sub-set in the amputee population. Rehabilitation and survival were significantly better in the diabetic group and it is recommended that it would be helpful for both prognosis and analysis if the sub-set of amputees on treatment for chronic renal failure is further divided into diabetic and non-diabetic sub-sets.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Amputation*
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / mortality
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ischemia / complications*
  • Ischemia / mortality
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / mortality
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Leg / blood supply*
  • Leg / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Peritoneal Dialysis*
  • Renal Dialysis*
  • Survival Analysis