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Limb Preservation

Limb Preservation Treatment

Limb preservation is a primary focus for physicians treating diabetes-related foot ulcers. Diabetes leads to poor circulation and damaged nerves that increase the incident of foot injuries. About one-quarter of diabetic foot ulcers do not heal and eventually require amputation. Including a podiatrist in a diabetic patient’s medical team can help prevent the need for amputation due to diabetes-related foot ulcers.