Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-2022

Abstract

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.

Volume

53

Issue

3

First Page

287

Last Page

296

ISSN

1558-1373

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

35725037

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Residents, Fellows and Residents, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students

Document Type

Article

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