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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Limb Reconstruction

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Welcome to Limb Reconstruction

We are a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nurses and physiotherapists working closely with the bone infection physicians and plastic surgeons.

Limb reconstruction is a subspecialty of orthopaedic surgery. Reconstruction techniques are used in the treatment of limb lengthening and/or deformity correction.

These may include internal fixation, such as plating or nailing, or external fixation such as Ilizarov or Monotube frames.

We treat patients with:

  • non-healing fractures
  • post-traumatic deformities
  • congenital deformities
  • shortening/lengthening of limb
  • bone tumours

Many of these patients will have a diagnosis of osteomyelitis (infected bone) and require complex treatment from a large multidisciplinary team led by the Bone Infection Unit, the only dedicated unit of its kind in the UK.

Patients attend the unit for treatment from all over the UK and overseas.

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