Limb Preservation/Wound Care
Complex Wound Care in Central Massachusetts
Treatment for patients with foot ulceration and peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and those at risk for developing these and related conditions is available.
All patients are evaluated by a VIP physician with expertise in the healing of complex wounds. An on-site, noninvasive vascular laboratory is available to evaluate both arterial and venous circulation.
Because foot ulcers are the most common pathway leading to amputation, the team works collaboratively to heal these ulcers, prevent recurrence, and return patients to a state of independent walking.
Diagnosis and treatment include the following:
- Diagnostic imaging (e.g., CT, MRI, ultrasound, angiogram)
- Minimally invasive endovascular therapy (e.g., angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy)
Treatment Options Focus on Your Needs
We offer the most advanced treatment therapies with endovascular interventional treatments ranging from atherectomy, balloon angioplasty and stent placement. These treatments help restore blood flow and promote wound healing.
What You Can Do to Prevent an Ulcer Today
Understanding your risks and taking action can prevent problems from occurring. These include:
- Know your risks (e.g., poor circulation, uncontrolled blood sugar, neuropathy)
- Stop smoking
- Reduce alcohol consumption, high cholesterol and high blood glucose.
- Wear appropriate shoes and socks
- See a podiatrist
- Inspect your feet for cuts, bruises, redness, etc.