When a patient's leg is threatened with major amputation because of severe vascular disease, it is important to diagnose and treat the foot wound quickly and appropriately. The goal is always to preserve the limb, allow a patient to use it once again, and to prevent recurrence.
A team approach
Yale-New Haven specialists provide careful assessment and management of vascular disease.
Our medical team provides aggressive treatment of infections and metabolic derangements. This multidisciplinary approach to care significantly increases the chances of successful healing, and prevents the risk of recurrence.
- Assessment and management of vascular disease by vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists
- Biomechanical adjustments by podiatrists
- Wound coverage by plastic surgeons