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Table 2 Indications for amputations

From: Major limb amputations: A tertiary hospital experience in northwestern Tanzania

Indication Frequency Percentage
Diabetic foot 68 41.9
Trauma 62 38.4
RTAs (37)  
Falls (13)  
Assault (10)  
Bite injuries (2)  
Snake 1  
Crocodile 1  
Peripheral vascular disease 14 8.6
Malignancy 12 7.4
Squamous cell carcinoma (6)  
Osteosarcoma (4)  
Marjolin’s ulcer (2)  
Post-burn contractures 3 1.9
Iatrogenic 2 1.2
Complication of POP (1)  
Prolonged tourniquet use (1)  
Congenital limb deformity 1 0.6