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How many Americans are living with amputations?

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About 1.8 million Americans are living with amputations. Amputation of the leg -- either above or below the knee -- is the most common amputation surgery.

SOURCES:

UAB Medicine: "Amputation."

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: "Amputation Procedure."

VascularWeb: "Amputation."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2020

SOURCES:

UAB Medicine: "Amputation."

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: "Amputation Procedure."

VascularWeb: "Amputation."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2020

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