Tissue damage can be caused by a single cause or a combination, including:
Non-healing foot ulcer
Reduced blood flow due to Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Severe infection due to wounds
Amputations are performed because tissue in the leg or foot is diseased, severely infected, or dead and is unable to heal properly. This surgery also keeps the disease from spreading throughout the body and become life-threatening. Amputation is a final option in treatment to restore a person’s ability to function and improve his or her overall health.