St. Catherine Hospital

Limb Recovery Center

Ahmad El-Samad, D.P.M., Medical Director, Limb Recovery Center

Ahmad El-Samad, D.P.M., Medical Director,
Limb Recovery Center

It is estimated that 15 percent of people with diabetes will develop foot ulcers, often without recognizing the severity of such problems until it is too late causing a loss of limb.  Many times this is due to poor foot circulation and neuropathy that masks pain. St. Catherine Hospital recognizes how significant non-healing wounds are in lower extremities for people with diabetes.  Under the medical direction of Ahmad El-Samad, D.P.M., the hospital is offering a program called the Limb Recovery Center.

The program is designed to be proactive when it comes to foot care and treatment of non-healing wounds.  The program begins with a thorough foot assessment, complete lab work and patient education regarding foot care.  The new program enables patients to be proactive regarding foot care and avoid amputation. 

Once a patient is assessed, medical director Dr. El-Samad determines the best treatment options to meet each patient’s specific needs.  Some options may include wound care, vascular treatment and general maintenance of proper foot care.  St. Catherine Hospital’s Limb Recovery Center provides a multidisciplinary team approach that incorporates podiatry, cardiovascular medicine, health and nutrition and exercise education to provide each patient with the best possible outcome.

Services offered at the Limb Recovery Center include:

  • Risk Factor Assessments
  • Complete Lab Work
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Non-Surgical Options
  • Patient Education and Participation
  • Glucose Control
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Lipid Management
  • Wound Care
  • Surgical Reconstruction

To make an appointment with the specialists at the Limb Recovery Center,
call (219) 392-7786.