Rutherford Becker classification system

What is the Rutherford Becker classification system?

This is another classification system for chronic limb ischemia. It is popular in the United States and is based on clinical and objective criteria

Clinical Categories of Chronic Limb Ischemia (Rutherford Becker Classification System)

GRADECATEGORYCLINICAL DESCRIPTIONOBJECTIVE CRITERIA
00Asymptomatic, not hemodynamically significantNormal treadmill/stress test
I1Mild claudicationCompletes treadmill test, ankle pressure after exercise <25-50 mm Hg less than blood pressure
2Moderate claudicationBetween categories 1 and 3
3Severe claudicationCannot complete treadmill test, ankle pressure after exercise <50 mm Hg
II4Ischemic rest painResting ankle pressure <40 mm Hg, flat or barely pulsatile ankle or metatarsal pulse volume recording, toe pressure <30 mm Hg
5Minor tissue loss: nonhealing ulcer, focal gangrene with diffuse pedal edemaResting ankle pressure <60 mm Hg, flat or barely pulsatile ankle metatarsal pulse volume recording, toe pressure <40 mm Hg
III6Major tissue loss: extending above transmetatarsal level, functional foot no longer salvageableSame as category 5
15585

Sign up to receive the trending updates and tons of Health Tips

Join SeekhealthZ and never miss the latest health information

15856
Scroll to Top