The Lakeland Vascular Institute (LVI) is a very important community resource for our patients with lower extremity circulation disorders and disease. Dr. Karr was the first physician in Polk county to refer to LVI and has co-managed hundreds of patients with lower extremity vascular disease with LVI to improve patients quality of life and prevent amputation.
This patient started w/ single vessel runoff (above left) and now has 3 vessel runoff all the way to the foot (above right). Initially this patient was probably to have a below amputation from a painful foot wound and poor leg circulation. With the intervention by LVI, the wound healed, the patients pain subsided, and the amputation was prevented.