Patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) are medically complex and continue to experience high rates of amputation, despite improved diagnosis and treatment. Limb salvage programs and multidisciplinary teams provide comprehensive patient care and have been associated with reduced amputation rates. Recent societal guidelines suggest the adoption of limb salvage programs to improve care of patients with CLTI. In this article, we describe the critical components of a limb salvage program and outline the following steps to aid in their construction: community and institution assessment, formation of a multidisciplinary team, provision of patient care, and monitoring outcomes and processes refinement.
View details for DOI 10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2022.04.011
View details for PubMedID 35672113