Wound Healing and Limb Preservation at Medical City Plano

Amputation prevention through advanced wound care.

Medical City Plano offers an all-encompassing limb preservation program with surgical, medical and minimally invasive treatment options. We specialize in treating patients with limb-threatening conditions, such as peripheral vascular disease (PVD), diabetes, critical limb ischemia (CLI), chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and peripheral artery disease (PAD).

The endovascular and vascular surgeons and wound care specialists at Medical City Plano improve clinical outcomes for patients by using a multidisciplinary team approach to amputation prevention and wound care.

Limb Preservation Goals:

  • Amputation prevention
  • Advanced wound healing of non-healing wounds
  • Reduction of disability and pain for both acute and chronic patients experiencing leg pain, calf pain, or pain while walking or resting

Limb-Threatening Conditions We Treat

  • Burns that are serious in nature are treated at the Medical City Plano Burn and Reconstructive Center, Collin County’s first and North Texas’ second dedicated burn unit
    • Our limb preservation team works with burn specialists to prevent amputation from non-healing burns
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
    • Symptoms of coronary artery disease, including high blood pressure (hypertension), can contribute to limb-threatening conditions
    • Our limb preservation team works with heart and vascular specialists to provide integrated endovascular care
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
    • Are among the most complex to treat and require a coordinated approach from a multidisciplinary team, which is why we have podiatrists on staff to coordinate diabetic foot care
    • Up to 80 percent of leg amputations and foot amputations due to diabetic complications are preventable with an organized approach to treatment
  • Diabetic neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD)
    • We treat all forms and symptoms of PVD and PAD, including claudication and intermittent claudication, chronic venous insufficiency with varicose veins and persistent lower extremity (LE) edema and critical limb ischemia characterized by resting pain or pain with ambulation and non-healing sores on the legs and feet
    • Prolonged and untreated, PVD and PAD can lead to serious complications such as death of affected tissue, serious infection and amputation
  • Stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)
    • Medical City Plano is a Comprehensive (Level I) Stroke Center, designating the highest level of full-spectrum stroke care from diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation and education
    • Medical City Plano has also earned a Gold Performance Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association
  • Wounds or ulcers that won’t heal, regardless of cause

Why Doctors and Patients Choose Medical City Plano’s Limb Preservation Program

  • Medical City Plano offers the most comprehensive program in North Texas for treating abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and other high-risk endovascular conditions
  • Limb preservation patients have timely and efficient access to Medical City Plano’s full-service hospital facilities and healthcare specialists
  • Our goal is to book appointments within 24 to 48 hours of referral
  • Our team-based approach to non-healing foot ulcers and chronic limb ischemia offers a multidisciplinary physician team in one location, resulting in exceptional care and significant improvement in limb preservation
  • Every patient receives a comprehensive evaluation by one of our team physicians to develop an individualized treatment plan based on their needs and governed by standard protocol
  • Our limb preservation experts strive to educate community physicians to identify diabetic foot and peripheral vascular disease patients at the earliest possible time to prevent limb amputation
  • Patients receive a full-time, dedicated nurse navigator to help them and their families with communication and coordination of healthcare among various physicians and specialists
  • Our experts provide education to patients and families about risk factors, nutrition and diabetes management
  • Follow-up care is closely monitored to be sure that care guidelines and treatment protocols are being adhered to