The latest two informal polls conducted by The O&P EDGE, focused on what were the most common types of amputations that clinicians treated in their patients, along with how our readers were planning to spend Memorial Day Weekend.
In the broadest sense of the term, all amputations could be considered traumatic. During our recent poll question we asked clinicians to tell us what were the most common types of amputations in patients for which they provided care? Of the choices, vascular, trauma, cancer, and congenital, clinicians overwhelmingly said they saw patients with vascular amputations the most at 85 percent. Thirteen percent of those who responded said traumatic. No one said cancer or congenital amputations.
On Twitter, our followers voted 83.3 percent that the most common type of amputation they treated was vascular and 16.7 percent said the amputations they treated were due to trauma. No votes were cast for cancer or congenital amputations.
For those of you who enjoyed an extra day off for the Memorial Day Weekend, our previous poll focused on what the plans were for the long weekend. Of those who responded, 56 percent said they planned to rest and relax; 38 percent said they were planning a picnic/BBQ with family or friends; six percent said they planned to remember veterans and no one no one voted for camping. Our Twitter followers responded 100 percent to remember veterans.
And speaking of our latest poll, June is National Scoliosis Month. Our question—Of the three main categories of scoliosis, what type do you treat most as a clinician?—is up and in full swing.
Tell us what you think. We’d love to hear from you.
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