Limb Preservation Program
The goal of a limb-preservation program is to decrease amputation rates and offer early intervention to help you maintain as much mobility and function in your daily activity as possible. This is accomplished not only by specific clinical diagnosis and treatment, but most importantly by raising awareness and promoting health to prevent future issues.
Expert Care for Complex Limb and Foot Problems
If you have diabetes, vascular disease (a condition that affects blood vessels and circulation) or peripheral artery disease (PAD), you may be at risk for amputation if these conditions are not well controlled.
Am I at Risk for Amputation?
If your doctor has told you that you have ischemia (very poor blood flow) or neuropathy (nerve damage to your feet or legs), your risk may be even higher.
You also may be at risk due to other problems, such as pressure sores, accidents, leg swelling and infection.
Every Minute Counts
People with health problems, such as diabetes, vascular diseases, and PAD, need to act fast if these conditions lead to serious problems of their lower legs and feet. It is important to get help right away if you notice any of the following:
• Wounds or ulcers that won’t heal.
• Gangrene (death of tissue).
• Poor blood circulation.
• Neuropathy (numbness caused by nerve damage).
• Severe cramping in the legs after exercise.
Since 1961, Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center has been at the heart of the health and well-being of our community. Its humble beginnings as a true community hospital, which opened with only 40 beds, 25 employees and 91 volunteers, laid the foundation for the full-service, acute-care hospital it has become.
As one of the largest and most comprehensive facilities in Arizona, Banner Desert serves as a tertiary referral center for the East Valley of metropolitan Phoenix and treats the highest levels of acuity in the East Valley for nearly 40 year.
Banner Boswell Medical Center has been the anchor of community health care since 1970 and Sun City’s influence is tangible in their offerings as a destination medical center specializing in the diseases of the elderly. Comfort and recovery is important to their entire staff, which is dedicated to creating a healing environment for you and your family.
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is dedicated to a high-tech, high-touch philosophy of care that has kept us a top healthcare choice in the Northwest Valley for more than 20 years. We are deeply committed to providing the highest quality of clinical care along with an excellent patient care experience.