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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

Kelly Lindauer, MD

Kelly Lindauer MD


Dr. Kelly R. Lindauer is a Board Certified Radiologist specializing in both Musculoskeletal Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology. His undergraduate degree was obtained at the University of Colorado/Boulder, where he graduated
summa cum laude. He is a graduate from the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. Dr. Lindauer is a leader in the Denver musculoskeletal community and has conducted research at the University of Colorado, Duke University, and at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. He has authored publications specific to musculoskeletal imaging and has been a participant in David Stoller’s annual Orthopedics and Sports Medicine course in San Francisco.

 

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