Amputee Awareness Week
04 Oct 2020 to 11 Oct 2020

Australia has an appalling record when it comes to lower limb amputations resulting from type 2 diabetes. In fact we have the second highest rate of diabetic related amputations in the developed world.  The latest figures indicate that more than 8,000 lower limb amputations are performed each year in Australia. (1)

Other causes for amputation include: cancer, vascular disease, trauma accidents, infection and birth deficiencies. In addition, some people will opt for an amputation as a result of on-going failed surgeries to gain a better functional and physical outcome.   

Amputee Awareness Week