If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are at risk for foot complications. Diabetic ulcerations, particularly in the foot, are often one of the first signs of complications from diabetes.
Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States, and approximately 14-24% of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will require an amputation. Foot ulceration precedes 85% of diabetes-related amputations. Research has shown, however, that development of a foot ulcer is preventable.
The Vascular & Diabetic Foot Center at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano is the only dedicated program in North Texas offering a comprehensive approach to diabetes and your feet, both from a preventative and a treatment perspective. Its mission is to rapidly heal wounds without affecting the functionality of limbs, as well as prevent a major amputation. The Center uses advanced diagnostic, surgical and wound care modalities to heal these difficult-to-heal wounds.
Call 469.814.3480 for more information or to schedule a patient for evaluation.