The Center for Diabetic Limb Preservation Offers Hope to Patients in the Baltimore Area
Posted Aug 18 2014 2:00pm
Diabetic foot sores, also known as “ulcers”, are the most common cause of foot amputations in the United States – but there is hope for patients in the Greater Baltimore area, thanks to the Center for Diabetic Limb Preservation (DLP) at Northwest Hospital. The DLP service, which is a part of Northwest Hospital’s Center for Wound Care (which has been distinguished as a Center of Excellence), uses a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to decrease the likelihood of foot and leg amputations caused by diabetes.
“The number one cause of hospital admission for diabetic patients is an infected foot ulcer,” explains Dr. Noman Siddiqui, D.P.M., co-medical director of the center for DLP. “Longstanding, uncontrolled diabetes can cause nerve disorders such as peripheral neuropathy, which can lead to a loss of feeling in your feet.” This loss of feeling can leave you oblivious to any cuts or wounds, and leave you vulnerable to developing ...