Decision-making in reconstructions for traumatic defects in extremity surgery

Tolga Tűrker, Ethan E. Larson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgical Decision Making
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond the Evidence Based Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319298245
ISBN (Print)9783319298221
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Complex injuries
  • Infections
  • Surgical decision
  • Upper extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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