The symposium explores the current successes of interdisciplinary treatment of complex lower extremity wounds in a non-academic hospital.
It used to be that microsurgery and diabetic or vascular compromized lower extremities were considered unwanted and undoable. An amputation is better; right?
This symposium is broadcasted live from a physical symposium in Enschede, The Netherlands where Prof. J.P. Hong from Seoul, South-Korea, elaborates, teaches and inspires using his extensive experience with free autologous tissue transfers in salvage of lower limbs.
We will identify the limitations of current therapies used in general surgery, followed by discussion about the opportunities of microsurgical techniques.
An oversight of the costs and benefits of amputation versus the salvage of the limb is discussed.