Did you know that the most common cause of a foot amputation in the United States occurs in those with a diabetic foot sore? According to The American Diabetes Association, there are an estimated 79 million people in the US with pre-diabetes, and research has shown that 25% of those with diabetes will go on to develop a foot sore. If these sores become infected, almost 20% will result in an amputation.
The Center for Diabetic Limb Preservation at Northwest Hospital, which is part of the Center for Wound Care, is focused on decreasing the likelihood of foot or leg amputation in Baltimore by using a focused multidisciplinary approach and screening those that are most likely to develop a diabetes foot sore. The Center consists of a multidisciplinary team of specialists who are dedicated to preventing leg and foot amputations due to diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and chronic wounds. This approach is designed to save legs from amputations and goes beyond limb salvage.
If you or your loved one has a history of diabetes, neuropathy (burning/tingling feet), foot wounds that do not heal, pain in the calf when walking or sleeping, dialysis, bone infections or toe amputations, then you will need to be evaluated by our team of specialists.
Our doctors will work with your primary care physician to help coordinate the specialty care that may be required to address the causes of the wounds.
Noman A. Siddiqui, D.P.M.
Kristian A. Ulloa, M.D.
Alan S. Davis, M.D.
Bradley M. Lamm, D.P.M.