The White Sock Campaign was created by the Save A Leg, Save A Life (SALSAL) Foundation to help raise awareness of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), diabetes, and the prevention of amputation.
On September 19, 2019, physicians, clinicians, and staff from Speare Memorial Hospital participated in the SALSAL Foundation’s White Sock Campaign to both raise awareness and to honor those who have lost a leg due to PAD. (Scroll down for more photos) By wearing one simple and visible tool – a white sock – they symbolized the many diabetes patients with late-stage PAD who have had an amputation or risk amputation due to delayed treatment.
PAD is one of the most challenging issues faced not only in wound care but in healthcare in general because oxygen is needed to continue to nourish every inch of our bodies and without oxygen cells … tissues, digits, and limbs do not survive.
Patients with PAD and wounds that don’t heal after 30 days often need the services provided by the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Speare Memorial Hospital. Nearly 96% of wounds are healed at our center and we have a 98% patient satisfaction rate. A program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to provide the maximum healing possible.
Specialized wound care is usually administered on an outpatient basis. Patients are free to drive themselves to the Center for therapy, and you should plan two-and-a-half to three hours for your first visit. Click here for more information or to make an appointment call 603-481-8780.