There are an estimated 1.9 million people living with limb loss in the United States, a number that is expected to double by 2050, largely due to the rising diabetes epidemic.

Approximately 185,000 major amputations are performed a year and 70,000 are for peripheral artery disease (PAD). Patients undergoing amputation for PAD suffer from severe circulation problems or end stage PAD known as critical limb ischemia (CLI).

Not all limbs can be salvaged, but the World Health Organization estimates that 85% of amputations are preventable.

Our mission is to prevent amputation. Saving a limb improves quality of life by preserving independence and mobility and in many cases, it may save lives given the high death rate after amputation.