Published on March 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM
Sanford Health announces a new limb preservation program, Sanford Limb Preservation Center. The center specializes in treating lower extremity wounds in patients at high risk of amputation and compromised leg and toe function, particularly those with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease.
"Having a compromised leg or toe has a large impact on a person's daily functions including walking up the stairs, going to the grocery store and getting out of bed. Sometimes, illness or disease can even lead to amputation," says Patrick Kelly, MD, vascular surgeon at Sanford Limb Preservation Center. "Sanford's team of experts specializes in many different fields, from vascular surgery to podiatry to wound care. Our mission to protect, prevent and save function in the legs and toes is truly about keeping our patients as mobile as possible."
Led by a team of fellowship-trained, board-certified vascular surgeons and an advanced-trained podiatrist, Sanford Limb Preservation Center coordinates efficient, multidisciplinary care with other Sanford specialists in infectious disease, endocrinology, cardiology, nephrology, plastic surgery, orthopedics, wound care and rehabilitation. The Sanford Limb Preservation Center is the region's only comprehensive limb preservation center dedicated to keeping patients independent and moving.
The Sanford Limb Preservation Center team also includes the Sanford Health's wound clinic, which is home to nurses trained in managing and treating acute infections of the lower extremities.
Source: Sanford Health