Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Oklahoma is a leader in lower extremity limb salvage. Limb salvage refers to procedures that can help individuals affected by many disorders from the knee down. Conditions that may benefit from limb salvage include diabetic conditions of the foot, infections, tumors, and other conditions affecting the bones of the lower extremity. In the past, many of these conditions were treated with amputation, which has lead to further disability in the patient. Thanks to advances in modern technology, it is now possible to safely treat many of these conditions without the need for amputation.
Diabetes is a major factor in limb salvage surgery. More than 80% of amputations among diabetics start with a foot ulcer. If left untreated, the ulcer can quickly lead to irreversible soft tissue, nerve and bone damage that requires swift amputation. Although diabetes is a primary cause, many can face amputation for other reasons, including peripheral neuropathy, injury or trauma and poor circulation.
The Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Oklahoma offers diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of orthopedic injuries and conditions, including limb salvage. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and athletic trainers are committed to helping patients find relief and return to the highest level of activity possible.
Limb salvage surgery, also called limb-sparing surgery, is a surgical approach designed to prevent amputation. Every case is different, so there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to this surgery. However, when limb salvage surgery is necessary, Foot & Ankle Surgeons of Oklahoma will ensure you maintain as much function as possible. Our surgeons work diligently to remove only what’s necessary and replace hard or soft tissue with implants or grafts using microsurgical techniques.
To explore your options with limb salvage, call our office at (405) 418-4500.
"DR. GREEN SAVED MY FOOT! His care, knowledge and straight to the point of how I needed to take care of myself, saved my right foot with just about 6 more months of care, medicine, surgery, and discipline. Dr. Green has to be most reliable and knowledgeable doctor I have ever worked with. ". – Philip Brooks
"After months of ankle pain, I decided to make an appointment with Dr. Green after he was highly recommended by a friend. Dr. Green took the time to get to know me and listen to my concerns. He diagnosed my condition quickly and talked through several treatment options to eliminate my pain. I wish I would’ve made an appointment sooner! The entire staff was so friendly and I was in and out in no time!". – Brad
"I needed quite a complex treatment and Dr. Jones did a fantastic job. From my first appointment to my last, everyone in the office was so nice and helpful, and I never waited very long at all! A physical therapist I saw a few weeks after surgery was genuinely impressed with Dr. Jones' work. Highly recommend!". – Andrew
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