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