It is estimated that 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD), yet 40 percent of those go undiagnosed and untreated. Critical limb ischemia (CLI), the most severe and deadly form of PAD, afflicts 2.8 to 3.1 million PAD sufferers.
Alabama ranks fifth in the nation for the prevalence of diabetes, one of the most significant contributing factors to critical limb ischemia. Thirty to 40 percent of diabetics over the age of 50 suffer from PAD.
THE ALABAMA LIMB SALVAGE CENTER, takes a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease and critical limb ischemia. Our team of highly trained physicians believes that early detection and diagnosis of PAD is critical in decreasing morbidity and mortality through various treatment options.