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Limb Reconstruction

Learn more about our innovative limb reconstruction program.

Grant Medical Center is one of central Ohio’s only full-service limb reconstruction centers. As a comprehensive and integrated center, we offer treatment and reconstructive options for both upper and lower extremity conditions.

Treatment Options for Upper and Lower Limb Problems

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center is one of central Ohio’s only full-service limb reconstruction and preservation centers. As a comprehensive and integrated center, we offer treatment and reconstructive options for both upper and lower extremity conditions.

Referrals are required. Talk to your physician. To speak to someone about our limb reconstruction and preservation programs, call 1 (877) 933.7264.

 

We have experts in:

Foot and Ankle

Charcot disease, diabetic foot care, ankle and hindfoot arthritis, fusions and podiatry

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Acute injury, fractures, nerve repair and reconstruction

Limb Reconstruction

Deformity correction, limb lengthening, osteotomies, fusions and osteomyelitis

Orthopedic Traumatology

Acute fracture treatment, malunions, nonunions, infected fractures and problem fractures

Plastic Surgery

Local, regional and free flaps, complex wound closure and facial reconstruction

Vascular Medicine

Preoperative evaluation of healing potential

Vascular Surgery

Vascular testing, endoscopic vascular reconstruction and open vascular reconstruction

Wound Care

Hyperbaric chamber and other advanced services to enhance healing

The Most Advanced Limb Treatment Available

We understand limb salvage issues can be complex. That’s why our patients benefit from advanced radiologic support for computed and plain tomography, MRI and nuclear imaging; general and specialized internal medicine for preoperative evaluation and ongoing management; infectious disease support for the treatment of osteomyelitis and other musculoskeletal specialties.

Highly Specialized Treatment, Right Here in Central Ohio

Limb reconstruction is a well-established orthopedic specialty in the United Kingdom and Europe, but finding specialized physicians in the United States is more difficult.

That’s what makes The Limb Reconstruction and Preservation Center at Grant so unique.

To be considered a limb reconstruction center, an institution must be a tertiary teaching hospital with the resources to provide the latest technology for evaluation and treatment. The physicians involved must be experienced, represent all of the specialties needed for the restoration of limb function and be able to solve problems ranging from the most basic to the most complex.

Limb Reconstruction Techniques

Our limb reconstruction surgeons are well versed in the bone fixation techniques used in orthopedic trauma surgery, such as intramedullary nailing and plating. Our surgeons also employ the use of fine wire fixation. Fine wire circular fixation is valuable for the following uses:

  • Acute trauma, including peri-articular fractures
  • Amputee evaluations
  • Deformity correction
  • Limb lengthening
  • Treating bone defects or loss secondary to tumor, trauma or infection through distraction osteogenesis
  • Treatment of malunions and nonunions
  • Treatment of osteomyelitis