My Leg, My Choice News/Media


My Leg My Choice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation committed to educating patients who are at risk for foot, leg or lower leg extremity amputations due to diabetes and/or Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.).  We strive to bring awareness to patients, caregivers and communities about the warning signs of P.A.D., treatment options, and new technologies available if given the diagnosis or referral for amputation.
 


Severe Psoriasis Increases Risk for Vascular Disease

From MEDPAGE TODAY, October 2016




 

September is PAD Awareness Month.


Join the My Leg My Choice awareness campaign to go #Purple4PAD.  

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As part of PAD Awareness Month, MLMC key physician leader Alan Block, DPM offers sound advice:

Tucson surgeon balances medicine with ultrarunning

From Arizona Daily Star Paper, August 2014



Click here for an article written by Stephanie Innes of the Arizona Daily Star on Dr. Luis Leon, the Tahoe 200 that he is running, and how all of the proceeds will be going to the My Leg My Choice Foundation.

 

OH Podiatrist Testifies for My Leg My Choice Foundation at FDA Hearing

From Podiatry Management Magazine, June 2014

Alan Block, DPM, MS represented the My Leg My Choice Foundation at a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Hearing on Thursday, June 12, 2014. The Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee’s day-long hearing  included an open public forum during which Dr. Block addressed why we must look beyond amputation as a treatment option for patients with peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.), as well as the unmet needs of the PAD patient community. 

As one of the foundation’s key physician leaders, Dr. Block identified challenges faced by P.A.D. patients and explained why alternatives to amputation are needed. Dr. Block has spoken at numerous medical conferences on the drawbacks of amputation and how new treatment protocols can save limbs, and ultimately, a patient’s life. The foundation’s objectives include raising awareness about P.A.D. screenings, symptoms, and treatment approaches.

 

My Leg My Choice Foundation to Testify at FDA Hearing on June 12

Alan Block, DPM, MS, who serves as key physician leader for My Leg My Choice Foundation, will be speaking at a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Hearing. The Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee Meeting will hold an all-day hearing on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Germantown, MD. Dr. Block will testify during the Open Public Hearing from 1 to 2 p.m. to discuss the P.A.D. patient community, unmet needs for this patient community, and the need for treatment options. CLICK HERE to read more.

 

Listen to a radio broadcast from Dr. Luis Leon in Tucson, AZ regarding Peripheral Artery Disease, it’s warning signs, and what to look for.

 

The Latest Procedure: Endovascular Leg Therapies

Learn the risk factors of a sweeping national epidemic with The Latest Procedure: Endovascular Leg Therapies on Eight, Arizona PBS. The episode in Eight’s award-winning original documentary series takes viewers into an operating room to witness new, less invasive procedures for peripheral artery disease (PAD) – alternatives that can literally save patients' legs.

Dr. Luis Leon, along with colleagues Dr. John Pacanowski and Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker of Tucson Medical Center and Pima Vascular, perform non-surgical therapies and limb preservation treatments.

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Success Stories

Angela's Story

As a 27-year-old nurse and mother, amputation was not an option for Angela. Angela was told that she was facing amputation of one or both of her lower extremities, but she is now walking pain-free after receiving intervention treatment from Dr. Craig Walker.

Click the image below to watch Angela's story.


Frank's Story

A few years ago, Frank thought he would never walk normally again. Fortunately, Dr. Craig Walker was able to save Frank's leg - something Dr. Walker is able to do 98% of the time.


 

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