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UPMC Limb Preservation Center

At the UPMC Limb Preservation Center, our multidisciplinary team specializes in caring for nonhealing wounds.

Diabetic wounds — often the most difficult to heal — result in over 80,000 amputations in the United States each year.

At the UPMC Limb Preservation Center, our vascular surgeons specialize in limb salvage and limb reattachment procedures. Amputation is a last resort. We can help most people successfully avert it with limb sparing surgery.

About the UPMC Limb Preservation Center

Cardiovascular diseases that may cause nonhealing wounds include:

Left untreated, these conditions can require amputation.

Treatments and services for nonhealing wounds

At the UPMC Limb Preservation Center, we treat and manage wounds based on the guidelines established by the Wound Healing Society and the Society for Vascular Surgery.

No matter how simple or challenging the wound, our patients receive the most advanced treatments available.

They also have access to:

  • An evaluation by a vascular surgeon with expertise in the healing of complex wounds.
  • An on-site nurse practitioner trained in wound care.
  • A treatment plan designed to first heal and then prevent wounds from recurring.
  • The latest minimally invasive interventions to treat arterial and venous diseases.
  • Expert care from different specialties at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute.
  • Promising clinical trials for cutting-edge medical and interventional wound healing therapies.

For qualified homebound patients, we offer a telemedicine treatment approach. This state-of-the-art, digital monitoring technology brings our wound healing expertise right to your home.

Contact the Limb Preservation Center

To schedule an initial screening and determine how we can help you: