Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Congratulations to our Golf Expo Winners!

The St. Louis Golf Expo greeted hundreds of avid—and casual—golfers at its 2012 event in the St. Charles Convention Center, Jan. 20-22. Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Orthopedics were part of the crowd of sponsors and presenters that numbered more than 90. If you stopped by one of our three booths, you had a chance to meet and talk with some of us about the hospital and its orthopedics services, grab a quick chair massage, have your golf swing analyzed by a physical therapist, get a photo taken with a St. Louis Rams cheerleader—and enter a contest to win one of five great prizes. Many of you went home with what may have been the most coveted giveaway of the day—the lip balm on a golf ball, complete with clip for attaching to your favorite golf bag or jacket.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Washington University Orthopedics : Free Tissue Transfers for Extremity Reconstruction

A free tissue transfer requires moving a flap of tissue and the blood supply from one part of the body to another.  When tissue is compromised due to a large bone defect, infection, or radiation, a free tissue transfer can be essential for extremity reconstruction and limb salvage

Postoperatively, patients are closely monitored in an intensive care setting for five days to assure the success of the microsurgical techniques.   After the intensive care, the patient’s specific rehabilitative needs are assessed.  The length of recovery differs from patient to patient.