Limb Preservation Center

UMass Memorial Medical Center offers the only Limb Preservation Center in Central Massachusetts. Our team of vascular surgeons, podiatrists, and other wound care specialists treat patients at high risk for foot and leg amputation, particularly those with diabetes and peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Patients throughout the UMass Memorial Health system have access to our Limb Preservation Center in Worcester. Our team coordinates care from multiple caregivers, including endocrinology, infectious disease, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation and plastic surgery.

Wound Care Treatment in Central Massachusetts

Treatment for patients with foot ulceration and PAD, and those at risk for developing these and related conditions is available.

All patients are evaluated by a vascular surgeon/wound care specialist with expertise in the healing of complex wounds. An on-site, noninvasive vascular laboratory is available to evaluate both arterial and venous circulation.

Because foot ulcers are the most common pathway leading to amputation, the team works collaboratively to heal these ulcers, prevent recurrence, and return patients to a state of independent walking. 

Diagnosis and treatment include the following:

  • Diagnostic imaging (e.g., CT, MRI, ultrasound, angiogram)
  • Minimally invasive endovascular therapy (e.g., angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy)
  • Surgical procedures (arterial bypasses and revascularizations)
  • Research trials

Wound Care Treatment Options Focus on Your Needs

We offer the most advanced treatment therapies, including open surgery, endovascular intervention and stem cell therapy to restore blood flow and promote wound healing.

What You Can Do to Prevent an Ulcer Today

Understanding your risks and taking action can prevent problems from occurring. These include:

  • Know your risks (e.g., poor circulation, uncontrolled blood sugar, neuropathy)
  • Stop smoking
  • Reduce alcohol consumption, high cholesterol and high blood glucose.
  • Wear appropriate shoes and socks
  • See a podiatrist
  • Inspect your feet for cuts, bruises, redness, etc.

 

One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care eight years in a row.

Healthgrades Cardiac Care America's 100 Best Award 2020.

Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award for ten years in a row.

Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award 2020.

Recipient of Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for 11 years in a row. 

Healthgrades Coronary Excellence Award 2020.

First-time recipient of the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award.

Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award 2020.

One of Healthgrades 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery five years in a row.

Healthgrades America's 50 Best Cardiac Surgery Award 2020.

Recipient of the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines Award

The American Heart Association's 2021 Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus award for Stroke in the Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.

Available Locations:

Ambulatory Care Center
UMass Memorial Medical Center
– University Campus

55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

Contact the Limb Preservation Center:

Tel: 508-856-5599