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Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness (PAD)

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, September 22, 2022 | Comments (0)

September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. PAD is a chronic circulatory condition, which if left untreated can result in unnecessary limb amputations. PAD affects nearly 20 million Americans and an estimated 200,000 of them – disproportionately from minority communities–suffer avoidable amputations every year. St. James Parish Hospital’s Wound Care Team supports PAD Awareness…

Diabetic Foot Ulcer 101

Kassie Roussel - Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | Comments (0)

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, diabetic foot ulcers affect approximately 15 percent of people with diabetes. It is estimated that 14-24 percent of diabetic foot ulcers end with amputation. What’s that Sore? Do you have a sore on your foot that’s been there for a while without improving? If you have diabetes, chances…

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