Rate of and Factors Associated with Ambulation After Unilateral Major Lower-Limb Amputation at an Urban US Tertiary-Care Hospital with a Multidisciplinary Limb Salvage Team

One relatively universal functional goal after major lower-limb amputation is ambulation in a prosthesis. This retrospective, observational investigation sought to 1) determine what percentage of patients successfully walked in a prosthesis within 1 year after major limb amputation and 2) assess which patient factors might be associated with ambulation at an urban US tertiary-care hospital.

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