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:
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 and the Society for Vascular Surgery.
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 - and access to the latest minimally invasive interventions to treat arterial and venous disease
- Has access to multidisciplinary expert care from different specialties
- Has opportunities to participate in promising clinical trials for cutting edge medical and interventional therapies.
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.
We offer limb preservation services at multiple locations in the greater Pittsburgh area, including several in the city as well as north, south and east suburbs.
To find a service near you or for more information, call 412-802-3333.