Amputation is an extreme measure sometimes needed to preserve the rest of a person’s limb or their lives. The typical reason for this recommendation is wounds that are not able to heal properly due to diabetic complications.
With over thirty years of experience, Dr. Bill Releford uses various patented treatments to help heal his patient’s wounds quicker. Complete nutritional evaluations, vascular evaluations and regenerative procedures, such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, are just some of the treatment modalities offered by the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute. Only after all other treatment options have been exhausted is limb amputation then even considered. The faster the patient’s wound heals, the less need for amputation or occurrence of other diabetes-related complications.
Amputation is not the only treatment for serious foot complications. As a patient, you need to have the supreme comfort that every possible treatment has been exhausted before an amputation is considered. Although there are no guarantees, Dr. Bill Releford and The Releford Foot and Ankle Institute will explore every possible treatment modality to prevent an amputation. This may include, but not limited to, a comprehensive nutritional evaluation, vascular evaluation, regenerative medicine and much more.