Chronic Wound Symptoms

Contact your physician or nearest Amputation Prevention Center for an appointment right away if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • A foot or leg ulcer that has not healed right away, or is getting worse
  • An ulcer or skin surrounding an ulcer that has turned black
  • A leg or foot ulcer and you have had a previous amputation
  • You have been told you might need an amputation

If you have any of the above symptoms and also develop a fever or flu-like symptoms, you should go to the emergency room immediately and then contact the nearest Amputation Prevention Center for a follow-up appointment.