The damage to limbs following blast injuries and severe civilian trauma often result in the loss of large regions of tissue in the middle portion of the limb, disrupting the healing and use of the hand or foot. Despite many advances in reconstructive surgery, current methods to reconstruct these tissues are often inadequate. Presently, when preservation, repair or regeneration of these ‘bridging’ tissues cannot be reliably achieved, an amputation of the arm or leg below the injured area becomes the best and only option to allow an individual to return to function. The RCCC is dedicated to developing new regenerative medicine therapies for helping save and rebuild injured limbs.
Limb Salvage Bone Projects
Limb Salvage Soft Tissue Projects