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Limb Preservation for Nonhealing Wounds​

At UPMC Wound Healing Services, we specialize in limb preservation treatments for nonhealing wounds. 

By integrating a highly effective, team-based approach that utilizes state-of-the-art technology and equipment, our experts can help prevent leg or foot amputations and preserve independence and quality of life.

Patients with diabetes are at a greater risk for developing wounds that may lead to amputation, especially when combined with the symptoms below. 

  • A weakened immune system
  • Foot ulcers
  • Impaired blood circulation
  • Infections
  • Loss of nerve function

However, the World Health Organization estimates that up to 85 percent of amputations are preventable. Early treatment and intervention are often the keys to successful amputation prevention.