Limb Preservation Center
UPMC’s Limb Preservation Center brings together a skilled, multidisciplinary team of specialists dedicated to caring for nonhealing wounds commonly caused by:
- Arterial insufficiency
- Venous hypertension and pressure
Left untreated, these conditions can require amputation.
Diabetic wounds are often among the most difficult to heal, resulting in over 80,000 amputations in the United States each year. At the center, amputation is a treatment of last resort, and can be successfully averted in most people.
At UPMC, we treat and manage wounds based on the guidelines established by the Wound Healing Society.
No matter how simple or challenging the wound, patients at our center receive the most advanced treatments available.
Each patient of the center:
- Is evaluated by a vascular surgeon expert in the healing of complex wounds
- Has access to an on-site nurse practitioner trained in wound care
- Receives a treatment plan designed to first heal and then prevent wounds from recurring
- Has opportunities to participate in promising clinical therapy trials
For qualified home-bound patients, we offer a telemedicine approach. This provides physician and nurse expertise in your home through the use of state-of-the-art, digital monitoring technology.