Diabetic Limb Salvage Specialist

Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Albuquerque, NM, Rio Rancho, NM, South Valley, NM, Edgewood, NM & Grants, NM

If you have diabetes, you’re at risk for foot ulcers and limb loss unless you get excellent diabetic foot care on a regular basis. The diabetic foot care experts at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico are dedicated to minimizing the rates of limb loss in their patients, so they use advanced diabetic limb salvage techniques to help you stay healthy. Book your appointment by calling any of the five offices in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, South Valley, Edgewood, and Grants, New Mexico, or use the online scheduler now.

Diabetic Limb Salvage Q & A

What is diabetic limb salvage?

Diabetic limb salvage is a comprehensive approach that focuses on optimal healing and reducing amputation rates in patients at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico. The goal is to help you overcome and prevent diabetic foot problems before they become so severe that amputation is the only option. 

What does diabetic limb salvage involve?

The experienced podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico handle all of your foot and ankle care needs, including regular diabetic foot exams, wound care, custom diabetic shoes, and custom diabetic shoe inserts. They’re also highly experienced board-certified foot and ankle surgeons, who regularly perform diabetic limb salvage surgery to save limbs.

In limb salvage surgery, your podiatrist removes dead tissue, and replaces lost or damaged bone through bone grafts where necessary. This is sometimes necessary in cases where an infected diabetic foot ulcer becomes so deep that it destroys bone.

This type of surgery allows you to keep your limb in cases where you would otherwise require amputation. In cases of severe nonhealing diabetic foot infections, diabetic limb salvage surgery can save your foot, ankle, and leg.

Who provides my diabetes care before and after limb salvage?

Because diabetes doesn’t affect only your feet, and because you may need treatment in other areas in order to prevent limb loss, diabetic limb salvage is a team effort for your medical care providers.

In addition to comprehensive foot and ankle care from your Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico podiatrist, you may need other types of specialty care to prevent diabetic limb loss. 

Your podiatrist may work with an internal medicine doctor, a diabetes specialist, a vascular specialist, a neurologist, or other types of medical doctors both before and after your diabetic limb salvage surgery to maximize your wellness while minimizing your risk of diabetic limb loss.

If you have an infected ulcer, or have persistent trouble with nonhealing diabetic foot ulcers, you don’t have to resign yourself to losing your leg. With diabetic limb salvage at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico, you can restore your health and get back on your feet. 

Call any of the offices today or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.