This specialty center of excellence at HSS provides integrated care for those faced with a possible amputation or after having already undergone amputation surgery. Our mission is to provide optimal care and achieve the highest level of function and mobility for our patients - whether that is to help prevent a limb from being amputated or to offer the best options for a prosthetic. Patient-centered clinical research helps us further advance the care of the individual with a severely compromised limb. We strive to continuously improve and innovate with every patient that we help.
Dr. Rozbruch gives an overview of LSARC and treatment options for patients
Our orthopedic surgeons who specialize in limb salvage surgery and amputation reconstruction surgery will evaluate and work with you to determine the best treatment approach. Focusing on your speicific needs, you and your expert surgeon will also interact with other key professionals:
Limb at risk for amputation
If you have a limb at risk from infection, bone loss, soft-tissue compromise related to trauma, tumor reconstruction, or peripheral vascular disease, we will determine if you are a candidate for limb salvage surgery or amputation reconstruction surgery. Our surgeons are experts in both limb salvage surgery and amputation reconstruction: they will guide you toward the best approach for your needs. After surgery, you will get support and services at HSS.
If you have already had an amputation, we will provide the support you need. This includes prosthetic fitting, physical therapy, psychological support, and the expertise of patient counselors. These counselors are themselves amputees who run walking schools, support groups, and offer individual counseling. If you had an amputation surgery at a different hospital and are having difficulties, we will evaluate you to determine the root of the problem and offer to you the best solution. Osseointegration is an excellent option for select patients who are having difficulty with socket wear.