Dr. Kenneth Wright, of The Vein and Vascular Institute of Spring Hill reveals shocking number of people unexpectedly losing their legs due to Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). PAD is a very serious medical condition where the arteries in the legs and arms get blocked due to plaque build-up (cholesterol, calcium and fibrous tissue). Blocked arteries result in poor circulation in the legs and arms.
“Hello, I’m Dr. Ken Wright. I’m one of the Board Certified Vascular Surgeons here at The Vein and Vascular Institute.
I’d like to take a moment today to talk about something that I am personally very passionate about…limb salvage.
Annually, about 75,000 people have their legs amputated. Of that about 50% don’t even have any type of diagnostic procedure done prior to amputation. To put that in perspective, you can fill Raymond James stadium, and that’s about how many people have amputations on an annual basis.
Here at The Vein and Vascular Institute, we’re striving to change those numbers. If you have cramping, pain when you walk, if you have sores or wounds that won’t heal, if you’re a diabetic, if you’re a smoker. If any of these things are true about you, and you’re having symptoms, please come see us.
We can easily screen you with ultrasound studies that are done here in our office, and we’re able also to do procedures here in our office as well to prevent you from losing your limbs.”
75,000 people, annually, are having their legs amputated because of poor blood circulation to their legs and feet.
When the arteries in the lower leg start narrowing due to plaque build-up, blood can no longer flow freely through those arteries, and circulation to your legs becomes drastically restricted.
Restricted blood circulation to your legs and feet can cause leg cramps, pain in your legs while walking, and can eventually lead to sores or wounds that don’t heal. Restricted blood circulation can also cause leg ulcers, and can lead to gangrene that would require leg amputation.
Here at The Vein and Vascular Institute we can quickly and easily diagnose and treat Peripheral Artery Disease, using the latest surgical techniques, to restore healthy blood flow to your legs and feet.
Early diagnosis and treatment, as well as a team of experienced Board Certified Vascular Surgeons, can bring your legs back to health, saving you from leg amputation.
To schedule a vascular consultation with the Board Certified Vascular Surgeons at The Vein and Vascular Institute of Spring Hill, give us a call today at (352) 505-1737. It could save your limbs and your life.