Amputation Injuries: Statistics
In the U.S., 82 percent of amputations are due to vascular disease, 22 percent to trauma, 4 percent are congenital, and 4 percent are due to tumors. About 1.6 million people are living with an amputation in the U.S., with approximately 113,000 lower limb amputations performed each year according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Click the PDF below for statistics on fatal and non-fatal amputation injuries by major industry and by etiology.
Number of fatal and nonfatal amputations by major industry division, private industry, 1992-99, USA