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Team Approach to Extremities at Risk

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. In existence for over 20 years, this group has established itself as the Rocky Mountain region's premier medical community to evaluate and treat persons at risk for amputation due to trauma or disease.

Our main treatment areas are:

  • Extremity Tumors - benign and malignant
  • Non-union of Fractures
  • Osteomyelitis - bone infection
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Leg Deformity
  • Amputation Reconstruction/Revision
  • New Amputation
  • Mangled Extremities (Stable Trauma)
  • Single Limb Traumatic Amputation (Replantation)

 


Our group brings together important components of patient care:

  • Expertise in adult and pediatric oncology, orthopedic surgery and orthopedic oncology, infectious diseases, microvascular plastic surgeons, amputation rehabilitation, pathology, and neuromodulation for pain management
  • The latest treatments with proven success based on continuing Denver Clinic clinical research
  • Weekly interdisciplinary patient conference
  • Active involvement in outcome studies, publications, and presentations at world-wide medical conferences
  • Full-time referral coordinator to assist with new patient referrals, appointments, transportation, and lodging during the patient work-up
  • Social work services to assist with financial counseling and psychosocial concerns
 

meet the team

Ross M. Wilkins, MD

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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

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