Re-attaching amputated limbs

The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk provides care for patients with traumatic amputations. Our replant surgeons are fellowship trained in microvascular & hand surgery. They are able to re-attach traumatic upper extremity amputations. When a patient has an injury that can be managed by our replant team, the triage coordinator will work with the referring facility to assure the patient is transferred to Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and the replant team is in place when the patient arrives. The toll free number, 800-262-LIMB (5462), is answered 24 hours a day.

 
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Replant Cases

Table Saw Injury

Table_saw_injury_8_month_postTable saw injuries are common replant service referrals. This case demonstrates a patient who severly injured his hand using a table saw.  The case study demonstrated the extent of injury and surgical intervention.  The following images are very graphic related to the degree of injury. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roping Injury

Roping_editThumb amputations are common roping injuries. The thumb can be caught between the saddle horn and the rope. As the calf is caught and the horse stops, the thumb can be "pulled off" on the roping hand if it is between the saddle horn and the rope.  The result is typically an amputation of the thumb with tendon pulling away from the hand.

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meet the team

Conrad J. Tirre, MD

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Conrad Tirre, MD is one of three plastic surgeons who is fellowship trained in microvascular and hand surgery. Dr. Tirre completed his fellowship training at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland, Oregon.