INCIDENCE OF AMPUTATION
If you have an amputation, you are not alone. There are more than 1.5 amputees per 1,000 people in the United States. Therefore, the present total is approximately 380,000 and the number of people with amputations is expected to increase by 47 percent by the year 2020. The leading causes are peripheral vascular disease (74%); Accidents (23%) and birth defects (3%) are second and third.