Facts About Limb Loss

Two million Americans are living with limb loss.

On average 507 Americans lose a limb each day.

Smoking doubles your risk of losing a lower limb.

Diabetes is the No. 1 cause of amputation.

Of people with diabetes who have a lower-limb amputation, up to 55% will require amputation of the second leg within 2 to 3 years.

Nearly half of the people who lose a limb to dysvascular disease will die within 5 years.

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