Limb loss awareness month

MASON CITY, Iowa - April is limb loss awareness month and the loss of limbs is a real danger for those with diabetes and other conditions.

The advanced wound center clinic has some techniques to save limbs including a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

The chamber brings compressed oxygen to the wound.

Dr. Leslie Smith with the clinic says it’s a team effort always to help those suffering.

“Work with a group of people and doctors even with the patients its one you have to make them aware then it’s the technology that’s available,” said Dr. Smith.

Dr. Smith says they’ve helped patients from ages 20 to 50 with this chamber.

She says it increases healing by 50 percent.

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