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Consensus Report on Major Lower Limb Amputations due to Vascular Disease

Invitation for Comments

ISPO Consensus Report on Major Lower Limb Amputations due to Vascular Disease: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation


Topics: Amputations; Surgery and Rehabilitation

Consultation Period: 15 Dec 2017 - 31 August 2018

Target group: all individuals and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. In particular, contributions are sought from:

  • surgeons (vascular and orthopedic)
  • physicians (internal medicine and rehabilitation)
  • prosthetists, therapists, engineers, psychologist and other care providers with expertise in amputation surgery and/or prosthetic rehabilitation
  • patient organisations and NGOs representing amputees or individuals in prosthetic rehabilitation


The objective of this request for comments is to offer the P&O community an opportunity to review the draft international report Major Lower Limb Amputations Due to Vascular Disease: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation before its publication. The report aims to offer care providers throughout the world who are involved in the care of people with lower limb amputation due to vascular disease a basis to establish or review their own care directives.

This request for comments is aimed at giving all stakeholders and individual citizens with an interest care for patients with lower limb amputation due to vascular disease an opportunity to provide comments, views and questions.

About the Report

The current report was developed by an extensive consensus process and is based on additional relevant references found through a consensus meeting February 2015, in Basingstoke, UK. ISPO sought to capture the highest quality of literature available regarding major lower limb amputation due to vascular disease.The text was reviewed and revised by the consensus group. ISPO formulated updated recommendations of key points for daily practice based both on available evidence and expert opinion.

The first draft of this report was presented in 2017 at the ISPO World Congress for public comment.  Subsequent drafts were revised based on those comments. We are now asking for final comments on the updated document.

How to submit your comments

To submit a response, please follow the following steps

  • Download the draft report here 
  • Review it, taking note of the line numbers in case of comments on specific sections or sentence
  • Access the online survey here to submit your comments
You will be asked to answer some basic profile questions and provide your email address for feedback. Questions marked with an asterisk are compulsory. You will receive a confirmation email with the details of your submission. Please review it and contact us in case any changes are needed.

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Received contributions may be published on the Internet. It is important that you read this privacy statement for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

  • What is collected & how

 Your reply and personal data will be collected through an online survey using the secure ISPO platform. It will be handled in line with the EU Data Protection Directive. Received contributions will be recorded in a secured and protected database hosted by the ISPO website provider.

  • Who has access to the information and to whom is it disclosed? 

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, may be published on the Internet and in relevant consultation reports. Contributors can choose to consent only to the publication of his/her contribution but withhold consent for a publication of: name, surname, name of the entity, status of person or entity, sector, country of activity, website. 

Your email address or any other personal contact information will not be published or made available to the public in any form unless expressed consent is given.
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Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your submission. It is therefore essential to provide a valid email address. In case you want to verify which personal data is stored, have it modified, corrected or deleted, please contact us using the Contact Information below and explicitly specifying your request and the name of this consultation. 

Any questions concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the Contact mentioned below. 


Birgit Krausse
Head of Operations
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics