Amputations in PAD patients drop 45% over 15 years

Amputations in PAD patients drop 45% over 15 years  The rate of lower limb amputations in Medicare patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) took a nosedive over the past 15 years while endovascular interventions rose, according to a study published in the January issue of   JAMA Surgery  . Philip P. Goodney, MD, MS, of the vascular surgery section of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., and colleagues analyzed Medicare claims data between 1996 and 2011 to calculate lower limb amputation rates

Amputations in PAD patients drop 45% over 15 years  The rate of lower limb amputations in Medicare patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) took a nosedive over the past 15 years while endovascular interventions rose, according to a study published in the January issue of   JAMA Surgery  . Philip P. Goodney, MD, MS, of the vascular surgery section of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., and colleagues analyzed Medicare claims data between 1996 and 2011 to calculate lower limb amputation rates

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Amputations in PAD patients drop 45% over 15 years