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Decision-Making in Reconstructions for Traumatic Defects in Extremity Surgery

  • Tolga Tűrker
  • Ethan E. LarsonEmail author
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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.

Keywords

Upper extremity Surgical decision Complex injuries Infections 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsBanner University Medical CenterTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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