If you have uncontrolled diabetes, vascular disease, or artery disease, you could be at risk for foot or leg amputation. Diabetic wounds result in over 80,000 amputations each year in the United States. Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta has developed a unique program to help you save your foot and leg through comprehensive treatment. We treat these complex diseases through expert care and extensive follow-up treatment.

Why Choose Us for Limb Preservation Care

Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta is the only limb preservation center in the region. We bring together doctors who specialize in wound care, infectious disease, vascular care, and podiatric medicine and surgery to save limbs in patients who may otherwise face amputation.

Patients choose us for:

  • Life-changing treatment options rather than face a life of disability
  • Wound treatment care with a 90 percent heal rate, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Care that extends from the hospital to the outpatient clinic, skilled nursing facilities, and home health with a goal of keeping you out of the hospital
  • A holistic approach to care that includes care from our dietitians, psychologists and physical therapists
  • Follow-up care to treat ongoing issues and prevent loss of the foot, ankle or leg

When to Seek Treatment

If you have complex diseases like diabetes, vascular disease, renal disease, artery disease or neurological issues in your legs and feet you need to make sure your symptoms are controlled. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you should call the Limb Preservation center right away:

  • Wounds or ulcers that won’t heal
  • Chronic infection in your foot
  • Numbness in your feet and legs
  • Skin discoloration ranging from pale to blue, red or black
  • Deformities in your toes or foot

Treatments We Provide

Every patient is different and needs different treatments and follow up. We offer a wide-range of treatments to save your limb, including:

  • Medication to treat infection and improve blood flow
  • Minimally invasive procedures to improve blood flow
  • Comprehensive wound care including hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Innovative therapy such as stem cell and bone marrow stimulation
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Foot sparing partial amputations and reconstruction