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Term: Amputation

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-03-21


Removal of part or all of a body part enclosed by skin. In the First Nations Report (Martens et. al., 2002), amputation was defined as any hospitalization for a lower limb amputation (ICD-9-CM of 84.40, 84.45-84.48 present in any procedure field) where the ICD-9-CM diagnosis was '250' in any diagnostic field, that is, with diabetes comorbidity.

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  • Martens PJ, Bond R, Jebamani L, Burchill C, Roos NP, Derksen S, Beaulieu M, Steinbach C, MacWilliam L, Walld R, Dik N, Sanderson D, Health Information and Research Committee AoMC, Tanner-Spence M, Leader A, Elias B, O'Neil J. The Health and Health Care Use of Registered First Nations People Living in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2002. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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