The Center for Limb Preservation and Wound Care at White Memorial Medical Center aids in keeping East Los Angeles amputation rate down

Not too long ago, a study at UCLA revealed that poor people with diabetes were 10 times likelier to lose a limb than wealthier patients. It revealed that in the zip code of Boyle Heights, the amputation rate was higher that in West Los Angeles. In this video, Dr. Stanley K. Mathis, Program Director of the Podiatry Residency at White Memorial discusses the factors: higher rate of diabetes and a problem with access to the proper care.

The Center for Limb Preservation and Wound Care at White Memorial Medical Center recognizes the need for access to this care and wants to prevent those in the East Los Angeles community from getting open soars, ulcers and infections on their feet, and to address it in a timely manner. What’s unique about the Center for Limb Preservation and Wound Care at White Memorial is that we have about 10 doctors from all different specialties that are involved in the Limb Preservation Center, and greatly assisting in keeping that amputation rate in East Los Angeles down.

For more information about the Podiatry Residency at White Memorial Medical Center, please visit us here.

For more information about The Center for Limb Preservation and Wound Care at White Memorial Medical Center, please visit us here.

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