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Table 5 Medical and psychological complications

From: Life after conflict-related amputation trauma: a clinical study from the Gaza Strip

Pain n % Mechanical n % Systemic n %
Joint 87 34 Knee arthritisb 10 4 Weight loss 39 15
Back 84 33 Hip arthritis 2 0·9 Anorexia 34 13
Heel 21 8 Ankle arthritis 2 0·9 Insomnia 69 27
Phantoma 103 41 Knee stiffness 24 9 Depressionc 46 18
    Hip stiffness 1 0·5 Anxietyd 79 31
    Ankle stiffness 9 4    
    Plantar fascitis 5 2    
  1. Number of participants: 254, from 0 to 2% of the participants had missing data on any variable
  2. aPhantom pain, defined as pain occurring in the amputated limb
  3. bStiffness refers to self-reported stiffness in joints, arthritis is self-reported as previous known diagnosis
  4. cDepression refers to “feeling depressed”
  5. dAnxiety refers to “feeling anxious”