Reconstruction plays a valuable role in the management of lower extremity wounds for limb salvage. The goals of reconstruction are to improve function and quality of life, return to work, and pain reduction while providing a long-lasting durable reconstruction. The plastics and reconstructive surgical approach in conjunction with the orthopedic or trauma team, referred often as the "orthoplastic" approach, can yield the best outcomes for patients. The following sections discuss reconstruction principles and techniques that can be applied broadly for lower extremity wounds secondary to trauma, infection, and tumor resection.
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Mansour AM, Jacobs A, Raj MS, Lee FG, Terrasse W, Wallace SJ, Miller NF. Lower Extremity Soft Tissue Reconstruction Review Article. Orthop Clin North Am. 2022 Jul;53(3):287-296. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2022.03.003. Epub 2022 May 27.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Residents, Fellows and Residents, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students