Stop Amputation In Its Tracks
What is Project AmpuStop?
Project AmpuStop is a non-profit outreach program. The mission of Project AmpuStop is to prevent amputations by increasing access to early screening, education, and affordable treatment options.
What causes amputations?
There are many reasons an amputation maybe necessary including injury, infection, or poor circulation. The most common reason is due to poor circulation which means there is a blockage or narrowing of arteries in legs called peripheral arterial disease or PAD.
Is an amputation necessary?
Poor circulation or a blocked artery can prevent the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the legs and feet. This can result in infection and potentially tissue death. Most amputations can be prevented with early screenings and without surgery.
How can you prevent an amputation?
Do NOT ignore early signs or symptoms of PAD. Talk to your doctor if you have leg pain, numbness, weakness, redness, wounds that are not healing, a cold or dark foot, poor nail or hair growth, or erectile dysfunction. Get screened for PAD if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, are a smoker or older.
What should you do if you have any of these symptoms?
Contact us for a free screening to see if you have PAD and what treatment options are available to increase blood circulation and prevent an amputation.