Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Circulator Boot Prevents Diabetes Related Amputation

Doctors at Mayo Clinic are using a special boot to help prevent amputations and save limbs . . .

Many people with diabetes are at risk of developing wounds on their feet that just won't heal. They're also at risk of getting hardened arteries in their legs, a condition that can be very painful. These issues are what cause some diabetics and some people with peripheral arterial disease to need amputations.

Source: EmaxHealth