Circulation - Capital Foot and Ankle
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Peripheral Vascular Disease

Poor circulation is one of the leading causes of foot ulcers, and one of the biggest obstacles to wound healing.  The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot recommends any new patient with an ulcer be screened for poor circulation, and then again screened every year.

At The Amputation Prevention Center, we will often order testing to ensure that there is enough blood flow to get your wound healed quickly!

If there is concern about your circulation, we will order an Arterial Duplex.  For more information, see the video below

Depending on the results of your tests, we might order medication, arterial pumps, further testing, or refer to an interventional radiologist or vascular surgeon for treatment.  Be sure to review the results of your test with you physician to discuss treatment options.