Race and disparity in limb loss

Struggling with limb loss is unfortunately a reality for over two million Americans. However, certain demographics are at higher risk due to unequal access and treatment in our society and healthcare systems; people of color being most notably affected. Diabetes, PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) and CLI (Chronic Limb Ischemia) also increase an individual’s odds of facing amputation or other new limitations on mobility – if you think these factors may apply to your situation it’s essential that you take steps towards prevention by consulting with your physician right away!


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