Saving Limbs Takes Teamwork, Time and Tenacity (Links to an external site)

Patient, Noah Hingst, sitting in front of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Across the country, and at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, collaborative, multidisciplinary teams are working to preserve and reconstruct damaged limbs. Such teams include specialists from multiple fields: orthopedics, trauma, acute and critical care, plastic and reconstructive surgery, vascular surgery, podiatry, wound care and rehabilitation, all working together to lower the number of amputations performed each year.