Scottish Physiotherapy Amputee Research Group (SPARG) Report

 

Data below is for Scotland in 2015. The total number of amputees was 802 (835 amputations). Data is available for 704 of these amputees (737 amputations)

 

 

Age & Sex of amputee population:        

Average Age 68
Males % 66.5
Females % 33.5

 

Patients fitted with a prosthesis sex and level (only unilateral)

Sex Males Females
Total Number 372 161
Percentage limb fitted with transtibial amputation 68% 68%
Percentage limb fitted with transfemoral amputation 24% 20%
Cause of Amputation:             N %
PAD without diabetes 286 40.63
Diabetes 315 44.74
Trauma or burns 14 1.99
Tumour 8 1.14
Congenital deformity 5 0.71
Drug Abuse 17 2.41
Venous Disease 5 0.71
Orthopaedic 24 3.41
Blood-borne Infection 8 1.14
Renal Failure 2 0.28
Other 13 1.85
Not Recorded 7 0.99
Total 704 100
Initial level of amputation: N %
Transtibial 377 51.15
Transfermoral 342 46.40
Transpelvic 1 0.14
Hip Disarticulation 5 0.68
Knee Disarticulation 12 1.63
Ankle Disarticulation 0 0
Other 0 0
Not recorded 0 0
Total 737 100.0

 

Patients fitted with a prosthesis:
Number of patients 704
Number fitted 293
Percentage fitted 41.61