Limb Salvage (saving the limb) is defined as restoring a limb (foot or leg) to functionality after trauma or infection, when an amputation might otherwise have resulted. Limb Salvage is a core aspect of a Podiatric Surgeon's training and they do everything within their power to save that limb. Individuals with diabetes make up a large proportion of the Podiatrist's limb salvage cases, due to the risk of infection leading to a limb- and life-threatening scenario.
To reduce your risk of infection, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rosena today and review our webpage on Diabetic Care on this website. Individuals with Diabetes should see their podiatrist at least twice a year for an assessment and monitoring.