Team approach helps WWII vet avoid amputation

11/29/2011 | San Diego Daily Transcript

Experts at the Palomar Wound Care Center in San Marcos, Calif., implemented a team approach to treating Virgil Rochester's diabetic foot wound after a doctor elsewhere recommended amputation. A podiatrist removed a small piece of infected bone, a vascular surgeon restored blood flow to the affected limb and a specialist oversees hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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