According to statistics, about 185,000 amputations are conducted each year in the United States. Nearly 2 million people in the country are living with some form of limb loss. The main causes of these amputations are 54% vascular disease (including peripheral arterial disease and diabetes), 45% trauma and lastly, cancer, which is the cause of 2% of these amputations.
In 2012, roughly 400,000 robotic surgeries were performed for a wide range of conditions in the United States. Each year, there is an annual increase of 25% in the rate of robotic surgeries.
According to statistics, roughly 150,000 infants are born with birth defects every year in the United States. About 3% of all children born in the country have a major malformation at birth.
In the United States, 136.3 million visits to hospital emergency departments occur each year. Of these, 40.2 million are injury-related. 16.2 ED visits result in hospital admission every year. 2.1 million people are admitted to critical care annually after an ED visit.
It can be frightening to witness an epilepsy seizure. Your loved one will become unresponsive, experience convulsions and sudden body stiffness; and after that they may not recall the incident at all. Epilepsy is caused due to abnormal electrical signals in the brain.