Decision-Making in Reconstructions for Traumatic Defects in Extremity Surgery
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.
KeywordsUpper extremity Surgical decision Complex injuries Infections