Diabetes and other vascular conditions can damage blood vessels and nerves, leading to blood circulation issues. Starved of blood flow, tissues may experience further damage or death.
Nerve and blood vessel damage can also make any wounds more difficult to notice — and much slower to heal. A small cut, sore or blister, left untreated, can eventually threaten a limb through infection.
At the Limb Salvage Center, we treat conditions such as:
- Bone infections
- Buerger’s disease
- Diabetic foot conditions
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Foot/ankle pathologies that lead to amputation
- Leg and foot ulcers
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Pressure sores
- Severe lymphedema
- Varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency
- Vascular disease (peripheral and carotid)