|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.
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|Ross M. Wilkins, MD|
Dr. Ross Wilkins started The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk in 1989 with his close friend and colleague, Tom Arganese, MD. The mission of the program then was providing collaborative care for all patients at risk of losing an extremity due to disease or trauma and the mission has continued to this day. Dr. Wilkins is recognized for his work in orthopedic oncology, as well as bone and joint transplantation techniques. He is recognized internationally for his work in bone and soft tissue tumors, bone transplantation and limb preservation techniques