Limb Preservation at OU Medicine

Location of Care

About ​Limb Preservation

The Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) Limb Preservation Clinic is a multidisciplinary treatment program to prevent amputation, promote cardiovascular health and educate patients on the devastating consequences of peripheral artery disease.

To heal wounds and preserve limbs, adequate blood flow is crucial. The CVI team provides limb-preserving procedures and the newest vascular rescue therapies. 

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What is peripheral artery disease (PAD)?

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common condition characterized by plaque buildup in the leg arteries that results in poor circulation to the feet. Early detection and treatment for this condition can improve a person’s quality of life, prevent amputation and lower the risk of heart attack and death. 

What to Expect

During your initial appointments, you will meet several members of our team who will guide you through some key steps in the evaluation process that include:

  • Team-based decision-making and treatment recommendations
  • Expedited diagnostic evaluations, including vascular ultrasound, CT scans and other modalities when appropriate
  • Coordinated care with other specialties via a clinic liaison
  • State-of-the-art revascularization procedures when needed
  • Periodic follow-up visits
  • Communication and updates on patient progress with referring providers


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