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Team Approach to Limb Preservation

The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk is a team of medical professionals who specialize in management and treatment of conditions and diseases that place people at risk of losing an extremity. At Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children for over 20 years, this group has established itself as the Rocky Mountain region's premier medical community to evaluate and treat diseases and trauma that affect the extremities.

 

The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk, originally the Institute for Limb Preservation, was first envisioned in mid to late 1986 when Dr. Ross Wilkins and Dr. Tom Arganese discussed plans for a multi-disciplinary organization to treat patients with limbs that are in danger of amputation from a cancer, infection and non-healing bones. In addition, it was felt that providing a service for replantation of traumatically amputated extremities was also necessary in the Rocky Mountain west. 

 

The concept of this umbrella organization to evaluate and treat a person with a "limb in jeopardy" no matter what the cause was quite unique and remains unique in the medical community, not only in this country but worldwide. There are institutions that specialize, for instance, in treatment of limbs with cancer, and there are other institutions that deal with severe infections, but there really is no other organization that deals with all of these under the umbrella of the same organization.

 

 

meet the team

Trystain Johnson, MD

Dr. Trystain Johnson

Dr. Trystain D. Johnson is a Board Certified Radiologist specializing in both Musculoskeletal Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology. He graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. His M.D. was obtained from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, where he earned many honors, including selection to the AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) honor society in his junior year. His Radiology Residency education was from the University of Colorado, where he also completed a dedicated year of musculoskeletal imaging fellowship training. In addition to his radiology duties at Diversified, Dr. Johnson is the Chair of the Musculoskeletal Section and contributes to various committees within the practice. Dr. Johnson is a leader in the Denver musculoskeletal community, where he has been involved in the instruction of various medical students and residents, routinely participates in community-wide conferences, has given lectures to medical residents, and has served as Clinical Radiology Faculty for the University of Colorado. He has contributed to articles for publications specific to musculoskeletal imaging and has lectured for a regional conference.

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