These statistics show UK Service personnel suffering a traumatic or surgical amputation as a result of an injury sustained in Afghanistan or Iraq.
This annual report provides statistical information on the number of UK service personnel who suffered an amputation for the five-year period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2020. An amputation is the traumatic (accidental) or surgical removal of part of the body, and can range from the loss of entire limbs, to the loss of part of a finger or toe. The numbers of “significant multiple amputees”; comprising of the loss of more than one limb, and the number of UK service personnel with an amputation who have been medically discharged have been provided. Information on the number of UK service personnel who suffered a traumatic or surgical amputation resulting from injuries sustained in Afghanistan and Iraq has also been provided.
Ministry of Defence, 2020. UK service personnel amputations: financial year 2019/2020. Available at: <https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-service-personnel-amputations-financial-year-20192020?utm_source=5669ddbc-b24d-4e0f-8649-6889943dff0f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate>.