Decision-making in reconstructions for traumatic defects in extremity surgery

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Abstract

Reconstructive surgery in extremity practice is a discipline that requires knowledge of not only orthopedic surgery but also plastic surgery, vascular surgery, and neurosurgery. The goal in decision-making in reconstruction for extremity defects is to provide and restore functional outcome. Decision-making for the lower extremity is mainly focused on restoring and enabling ambulation whereas upper extremity reconstructions are performed to provide at least a functional unit that can be used for basic daily tasks such as eating and hygiene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgical Decision Making: Beyond the Evidence Based Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages213-224
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319298245
ISBN (Print)9783319298221
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Complex injuries
  • Infections
  • Surgical decision
  • Upper extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Turker, T., & Larson, E. E. (2016). Decision-making in reconstructions for traumatic defects in extremity surgery. In Surgical Decision Making: Beyond the Evidence Based Surgery (pp. 213-224). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29824-5_20