Patient Mathias Uribe with his parents, Mathias Uribe and Catalina Gutierrez, and his younger brother, Nicholas.

Young patient’s recovery from infection, multiple amputations, moves to next phase

After 143 days in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Mathias Uribe was discharged to begin the next phase of his recovery following a lengthy infection that led to a rare sequence of health issues.

The system is designed to bypass blocked arteries in the leg and restore blood flow into the foot through the veins.

New procedure helps patients avoid leg amputation

More than 75% of patients facing amputation from the most severe form of peripheral artery disease were able to keep their limb after an innovative treatment as part of a multicenter study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Amputation risk high for microvascular disease patients: study

People with Microvascular disease were associated with a nearly four times greater likelihood of amputation compared to people without it, according to a new Vanderbilt study.