Limb Reconstruction and Preservation Program at Grant
Innovative Treatments for Upper and Lower Limb Problems
OhioHealth 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.
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 who provide:
- Foot and Ankle Care
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