Incidence of lower extremity amputations in the diabetic compared with the non-diabetic population: A systematic review

PLoS One. 2017 Aug 28;12(8):e0182081. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182081. eCollection 2017.


PROSPERO CRD4201501780.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Amputation, Surgical / statistics & numerical data*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / surgery*
  • Diabetic Foot / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Lower Extremity / surgery*

Grants and funding

This work is supported by the Ministry of Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWF NRW), the German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) funding code ZMV I 5-2515VCK005 and in part by a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD e.V.) as well as by the German Diabetes Foundation: grant no. 370/04/15. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.