The Temple Limb Salvage Center is dedicated to providing alternatives to amputation for patients who are at risk of losing a limb. Limb amputation is only performed as a last resort, when a foot or leg becomes so infected or painful that leaving it attached does more harm than good.
Untreated infections resulting from poor blood flow are a major cause of amputations. Because of this, Temple's Limb Salvage Center is devoted to identifying and treating not only the infection itself, but the vascular condition that allowed it to form in the first place.
Using preventive medicine, medications, novel therapies and limb-sparing surgery, the Temple Limb Salvage Center provides viable alternatives to amputation for many conditions, including:
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 215-707-LIMB (5462).