Risk Factors for Ipsilateral Reamputation in Patients with Diabetic Foot Lesions

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This study aimed to examine the rates and risk factors for ipsilateral re-amputation in 121 patients with diabetic foot and prior amputation. Twenty-six (21.5%) patients required re-amputation during a mean follow-up of 18 months. Most re-amputations were performed within the first 6 months of the initial amputation. Re-amputation was more common among patients in whom the initial amputation had only affected one or two toes. Age (hazard ratio: 1.06) and heel lesions (hazard ratio: 2.69) were significantly associated with re-amputation. There is a high risk of re-amputation in the diabetic foot, especially within the first 6 months of the initial amputation, mainly due to poor selection of the original amputation level in an effort to save a greater part of the lower extremity. Patients 70 years and those with heel lesions are at greatest risk of re-amputation.

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