Amputations in Denmark in patients with diabetes

Ugeskr Laeger. 2023 Aug 28;185(35):V03230194.
[Article in Danish]


In Denmark, the incidence rate of lower extremity amputations (LEA) in patients with diabetes has decreased remarkably from 1980 to 2017, in contrast to USA, where it has increased in the last decade. In this review the development in Denmark is summarised. In fact, in 2017, the incidence rate of LEA in patient with diabetes was "only" two-4 four-fold larger than in persons without diabetes. Evidence-based guidelines, like the national treatment guideline from the Danish Endocrine Society, must be followed by health-care providers and patients to further decrease the incidence rate of LEA.

Publication types

  • Review
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Amputation, Surgical
  • Denmark / epidemiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus*
  • Health Personnel
  • Humans