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Wound Care Patient Stories

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Limb Salvage Patient Maurice Edwards

Novel Council at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute Diverts Patients from Amputation

Maurice Edwards of Cleveland knew he might lose his leg to amputation, but thanks to a novel council at University Hospitals (UH) Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, he was spared that fate.

Ken and Mary Alice Sikora enjoy a summer evening with their grandson

Healing Before the Holidays with 100 Percent Oxygen

Ken endured two courses of IV antibiotics that failed to heal the diabetic ulcer on his big toe. Then he tried hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

A Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) chamber tank used for specialised medical treatment for injuries

Many Angles to Healing Chronic Wounds

Bruce Hammerman no longer misses any appointments at the Wound Center, since their specialists spared him from a lower leg amputation. Earlier this year, an infected foot ulcer led to a grave condition.

Jean consults with Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD

Leg Saved with Advanced Procedure

With one leg previously amputated, Jean came to UH with the same condition – critical limb ischemia (CLI) – in her other leg. Through advanced techniques, her leg was saved.

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