Trauma patients with injury to one or more limb often have additional systemic injuries that need to be considered during treatment. One approach to limb salvage is the ortho-plastic technique, which involves integrated soft tissue and bone. This conversation covers some of the latest advances in limb salvage techniques that might benefit trauma patients, as well as those with diabetes or peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Scott Levin, professor and chair of orthopaedic surgery and professor of plastic surgery at Penn Medicine, discusses strategies for avoiding amputation. Dr. Lee Freedman hosts.
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