Anytime you have a sore or wound that concerns you, talk to your physician or contact a RestorixHealth wound center for an evaluation.
Call for an immediate appointment if you experience any of the following symptoms:
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Up to 25% of individuals with diabetes develop a foot ulcer (1) at some point in their lifetime and more than 60% of all lower extremity amputation patients have diabetes. (2) Not all limbs can be salvaged, but the World Health Organization estimates that up to 80% of amputations are preventable. Additionally, approximately 70% of all pressure ulcers occur in the geriatric population. (3)
Sources: 1) Singh N, Armstrong DG, Lipsky BA. Preventing foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. JAMA. 2005;293:217–28. [PubMed] 2) http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ 3) Clin Interv Aging. 2009; 4: 269–287. Published online 2009 June 9. Wound care in the geriatric client. Steve Gist, Iris Tio-Matos, Sharon Falzgraf, Shirley Cameron, and Michael Beebe
If you have been told that an amputation is your only option, an Amputation Prevention Center® may be able to help save your limb.
An Amputation Prevention Center treats patients with limb-threatening conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers/infections and peripheral arterial disease.
Diabetic foot complications are among the most complex to treat and require a coordinated, organized approach from a team of specialists with advanced training.
The good news is up to 80% of amputations due to diabetic complications are preventable with an integrated approach to treatment.
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