Dr Suniti Patel, from Neville Foot and Ankle Centers, is teaming with Memorial Hermann Hospital to establish a Limb Salvage Team to care for diabetics’ limbs and help prevent amputation.

A limb salvage team involves pairing specialists, such as podiatrists and vascular surgeons, together to help reduce the time it could take for diabetes patients to receive proper care. Its ultimate goal is to help prevent and reduce the number of amputations among diabetic patients.

“Early detection plays an important role in limb salvage,” notes Dr Robert E. Neville in a media release from Neville Foot an Ankle Centers, which has three locations in Texas. Memorial Hermann is based in Houston.

[Source(s): Neville Foot and Ankle Centers, PR.com]