Comparison of the functional outcomes of lower limb amputees with or without end-stage renal disease

Atzmon Tsur, Nael Shakeer, Ronit Geron

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Background: The potential for full rehabilitation following amputation among end-stage renal disease patients is poor. Objectives: To evaluate the functional outcomes and survival among amputees treated with hemodialysis at the end of the rehabilitation procedure. Methods: We recruited 46 patients after lower limb amputation. Of these individuals, 19 (41.3%) were treated with dialysis and 27 (58.7%) were non-dialysis-dependent patients (NDDP). Both groups were divided into three sub-groups according to their independence with regard to activities of daily living (ADL) and their ability to walk with a prosthesis. Results: The survival of lower limb amputees treated with dialysis was shorter compared to NDDP. Survival after amputation among the NDDP who were fully or partially independent in ADL and with regard to mobility, was longer compared to the non-mobile amputees as with the patients treated with dialysis. Conclusions: Survival was significantly longer in lower limb amputees NDDP and shorter in patients who did not achieve a certain level of functioning. The level of functioning among amputees who were not treated by dialysis was higher than those who received dialysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-588
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2019

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  • Amputees
  • Dialysis
  • End-stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • Non-dialysis-dependent patients (NDDP)


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