Limb Preservation: Treatment to Avoid Amputation
It can be distressing to learn that you could lose your arm or leg due to infection or low blood flow caused by medical conditions such as diabetes or peripheral artery disease. However, advances in limb preservation techniques might allow you to keep your limb.
Limb preservation services at Franciscan Health involve vascular surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, nephrology, podiatry and wound care specialists. This multidisciplinary approach to limb preservation offers the best chance for success, using both interventional and non-interventional techniques to induce healing, decrease pain and avert amputation.
Limb preservation services at Franciscan Health
Additional services include:
- Non-invasive vascular labs
- Cardiac and pulmonary evaluation and treatment (if needed)
- Advanced surgical reconstructions
- Risk factor modification
Physicians, as a coordinated team, will consider all of the patient's needs and develop a prioritized, individual treatment plan. Our medical team consists of specialists in the following areas: