Limb Salvage Surgery
Fitzpatrick Referrals has pioneered the use of amputation prosthesis that allows the patient to retain a functional limb in the face of devastating injury. The most common injury treated with this surgery is major trauma of the distal limb. In these cases, we utilise a prosthesis that integrates with the bone and adheres to the skin allowing an exo-prosthesis to be attached and the patient to retain the use of its limb.
We have also used limb salvage surgery to treat aggressive, non-resectable, tumours of the foot. This surgery allows an aggressive cancer to be removed with adequate margins to prevent reoccurrence and allows the patient to retain a functional limb.« Back to Glossary Index