Peripheral Intervention Options at Pima Vascular
Arizona Peripheral Intervention Specialists
If chronic pain from peripheral artery disease has you feeling like you have run out of options, don't dismay. There is help available, found through treatments performed by the highly skilled physcians and sugeons who are dedicated to improving the lives of those living with PAD. Before you concede to the idea that amputation is the only solution for your vascular condition, come to Pima Vascuar and learn move about limb preservation and minimally-invasive peripheral interventions.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
The symptoms of PAD include swelling, pain, and sensitivity in the limbs due to the narrowing of arteries and poor blood flow to the affected areas. Over time, this can result in sores, fragile skin, pain, and further complications. Perhaps the most common complication seen are blood clots. There are alternative ways to treat PAD that do not include going under the knife. The key to recovery is to know what the alternatives are, and to educate yourself about the resources available to those living with this condition.
Life Changing Consequences
There are some staggering statistics surrounding this current health crisis — in the United States alone, there are over 150,000 amputations performed annually. Subsequently, one in every 200 individuals in the US live with an amputated limb. This fact is made even more frightening when you consider that over 4 million diabetics in this country have vascular compromise to the point of ulcers on their skin. These ulcers do not heal, and infection can occur resulting in pain, amputation, and even death.
Alternative Approaches and Other Options
Seeking treatment for PAD can often involve a continuum of care that resembles a roller coaster, going around and around in a circle. The patient gets caught up in visiting a group of providers that can not often relieve any symptoms or facilitate any improvement in the patient's condition. This whirlwind of consults and appointments may take the focus off of the condition, and delay effective intervention. This may worsen or exacerbate symptoms, impacting the individual's chances of complications.
Increasing Exposure and Education
The physicians at Pima Vascular are active in supporting and speaking at educational symposia related to PAD Treatment and Peripheral Intervention. Early detection of PAD and a holistic approach to treatment can make a significant difference on the outcomes, and prognosis of those living with this disease. Providers seek to show that there are non-invasive alternatives to amputation, and that patients should exhaust those avenues before resorting to such drastic measures.
Angioplasty and Stenting
The increase in options and endovascular therapies give those living with peripheral-artery disease hope for the future. The innovative treatment options create less risk and recovery than surgical procedures that could compromise overall health, well-being, and quality of life. Know that there are alternatives to amputation.