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Limb Salvage

Healing Limbs, Saving Lives

The limb salvage/amputation prevention programs within the hospitals of Community Healthcare System offer patients suffering from non-healing wounds in the lower extremities or pain while walking or at rest, a variety of treatment options. Often, patients with these conditions do not recognize the severity of problems until it is too late, causing a loss of a limb. This program diagnoses, treats, educates and rehabilitates patients to help them toward recovery.

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians and healthcare personnel determines the best treatment options to meet each patient’s specific needs. Some options may include wound care, cardiovascular medicine, vascular treatment, nutrition, exercise education and general maintenance of proper foot care to improve quality of life.

Healthcare Team consisting of:

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Wound/Ostomy Physicians
  • Podiatrists
  • Vascular Surgeons
  • Advanced Practice Nurses


  • Risk Factor Assessment
  • Complete Lab Work
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Non-Surgical Options
  • Glucose Control/Cholesterol Management
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Smoking Cessation
  • PAD Rehabilitation
  • Wound Care
  • Interventional Revascularization (restoring blood flow to lower limbs)
  • Surgical Revascularization (restoring blood flow to lower limbs)
  • Comprehensive amputation evaluation

Find a Location and make an appointment with a specialist:

Community Hospital
Limb Ischemia & Vascular Excellence (LIVE)
901 MacArthur Boulevard
Munster, IN 46321
219-703-5462 (LIMB)

St. Catherine Hospital
Limb Recovery Center
4321 Fir Street
East Chicago, IN 46312
219 392-7786

St. Mary Medical Center
Limb Ischemia & Vascular Excellence (LIVE)
1500 South Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN 46342
219-703-5483 (LIVE)