Specialized care to restore form and function
Rush plastic and reconstructive surgeons who specialize in limb salvage and lower extremity reconstruction perform complex surgeries to rebuild limbs damaged by trauma, cancer, chronic wounds, diabetes and other conditions.
Our multidisciplinary approach to care involves a team of specialists who handle cases ranging from routine to complex. We offer advanced techniques to preserve function and appearance, including leading-edge microvascular reconstruction that uses tissue, bone and blood vessels from other parts of the body to restore the damaged limb. And because our team is nationally known for its expertise, we often provide second opinions and alternative options for people who have been told they need a limb amputated.
To heal chronic wounds caused by complications of amputation, diabetes or other issues, we collaborate closely with our colleagues in the Wound Care Center at Rush Oak Park Hospital, where the center's registered and certified wound care nurses and physicians are able to heal more than 95 percent of the wounds they treat — better than the national average.
Excellence in lower extremity reconstruction and wound care
Advanced diagnostics and surgical techniques
Rush surgeons have extensive training in advanced surgical techniques, including microsurgery to repair damage and restore movement and sensation.
Expertise at every level of care
Whether you need a single surgery or a series of complex reconstructive procedures, our surgeons create a personalized treatment plan and explain their approach every step of the way.
Coordinated, multidisciplinary care, centered around you
Our multidisciplinary team comprises experts from plastic and reconstructive surgery, acute care surgery, vascular surgery, podiatry, orthopedic surgery, endocrinology and primary care who work together to manage your condition effectively and help you get back to optimal function. We also work closely with radiologists, specialists at the Wound Care Center at Rush Oak Park Hospital, physiatrists and physical therapists.
And because we know that when you're the patient, no surgery is routine, we strive to make the process as easy as possible for you by coordinating all aspects of your care — from pre-operative testing to obtaining all of the equipment you may need after surgery, such as durable medical equipment, braces, crutches, and special orthotics or shoes.