If your child needs surgery for a tumor in the leg bone near the knee, a rare and unusual solution can save your child’s leg and help preserve mobility. Learn more about rotationplasty.
When you are recovering from an amputation, pain and strange sensations can linger. Fortunately, there are techniques that can help. Find five techniques to deal with phantom limb sensation and pain.
A proven treatment for coronary artery disease now restores health to blood-starved limbs in patients with peripheral artery disease. Endovascular reconstruction is a minimally invasive procedure. The procedure is similar to the balloon angioplasty and stenting used in coronary arteries. It provides a limb-saving option for some patients who have been told that they face … Read More
Wounds that won’t heal are a serious threat for patients with diabetes and diseases of the arteries and veins. When not proactively managed, wounds may lead to limb amputations. Saving limbs involves a multidisciplinary approach to care. Vascular surgeon Lee Kirksey, MD, is a leader in the Limb Salvage Program of the Cleveland Clinic Heart … Read More
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Each year, 70,000 people lose a lower limb — a leg or foot — because of type 2 diabetes. Once known primarily as adult-onset diabetes, it contributes to more than 230,000 deaths each year and is now present in one in every 400 children. Though the numbers are ominous and continue to climb, remember that old-fashioned … Read More
If you have diabetes, you know how easy it is to injure your feet — without even realizing it. Nerve damage from diabetes can cause numbness in your extremities, and when your blood sugar is elevated, your body’s ability to fight off infection or heal a wound is also lessened. Unnoticed and untreated, a foot … Read More
Life-changing accident When Tim O’Leary was 15 years old, he was in an accident with a train that required an amputation at his ankle. While Tim, who is now 33 years old, was grateful that his doctors in Pennsylvania preserved as much of his leg as possible, he had great discomfort at the bottom of … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about peripheral artery disease and amputation prevention? Natalie Evans, MD, associate staff, Department of Vascular Medicine, and Lee Kirksey, MD, vascular surgeon, Department of Vascular Surgery, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at noon (ET). Chat With … Read More
People with diabetes are at risk for long-term problems affecting the eyes, kidneys, heart, brain, feet and nerves. The best way to prevent or delay these problems is to control your blood sugar and take good care of yourself. Want to learn more about your risk? Take the diabetes risk assessment. Brain Diabetes increases the … Read More
Loss of circulation doesn’t always mean the loss of a limb. All of us in the Department of Vascular Surgery want you to be aware of the full range of limb-sparing resources available at the Cleveland Clinic including minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques. More Information Learn more about vascular disease Learn about peripheral … Read More