Watch this space for more updates regarding Lower-Limb Preservation Strategy.

St. Joseph's Care Group Thunder Bay Regional Hospital

Lower-Limb Preservation Strategy

The Lower-Limb Preservation Strategy is an Ontario Health driven initiative with the goals to:

  • Reduce avoidable, non-traumatic major lower-limb amputations in Ontario
  • Improve equitable access to high-quality best-practice early screening, cardiovascular risk factor modification, and integrated lower-limb wound care

Lower-Limb Preservation Integrated Care Program Background

Reason for implementation

Lower-limb amputation is one of the most feared complications of vascular disease and/or diabetes and non-healing wounds

Peripheral vascular disease and diabetes are significant risk factors present in 94% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations in Ontario, 85% of these cases are preventable.

The North West region has double the Ontario average of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations resulting in the need for integrated amputation prevention efforts.

LLP Shared Care Model