Scientific article

Incidence de l'amputation majeure des membres inférieurs à Genève : vingt-et-un ans d'observation

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 10, no. 447, p. 1997-1998,2000-1
Publication date2014

Between 1990 and 2010 the incidence of major lowerlimb amputations (by definition any level of amputation above the foot) in the canton of Geneva was 10.02 per 100,000 inhabitants/ year. The analysis of various population groups revealed that the presence of diabetes increased the relative risk of amputation by a factor of 20, and age 65 years or older by a factor of 9. During this 21 years period we observed a gradual decline in the incidence of amputation and an increased age at the time of amputation, despite the increasing prevalence of diabetes and an aging population. This was a reflection on the efforts of primary and secon- dary prevention, initiated in the 1980s in which Geneva was a pioneer.

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CARMONA, Gorki Antonio et al. Incidence de l’amputation majeure des membres inférieurs à Genève : vingt-et-un ans d’observation. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2014, vol. 10, n° 447, p. 1997–1998,2000–1.
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