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Limb Salvage

Limb salvage surgery can help restore or improve the function and appearance of injured upper and lower limbs. Our specialized team uses advanced research, technologies and techniques to create a treatment plan that is right for you. Our surgeons work closely with orthopaedic surgeons, vascular surgeons and other specialists to ensure that you receive comprehensive care.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all limb conditions, including:

  • Bone tumors
  • Fracture malunion
  • Fracture nonunion
  • Improperly healing limb wounds
  • Limited limb motion
  • Limited limb strength
  • Lower limb fractures
  • Nerve pain

Meet Your Care Team

Robert H. Boyce

Robert H. BoyceMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Stephane A. Braun

Stephane A. BraunMD

    Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Mihir J. Desai

Mihir J. DesaiMD, MS

    Adult Orthopaedics, Elbow Surgery, Fractures, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Hand Surgery
Brian C. Drolet

Brian C. DroletMD, FACS

    Fractures, Hand Surgery, Nerve, Orthopaedics, Peripheral Nerve, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery
Bethany Gallagher

Bethany GallagherMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
John B. Hill

John B. HillMD

    Fractures, Hand Surgery, Nerve, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Peripheral Nerve, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Why Choose Limb Salvage at Vanderbilt

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

  • first aid kit, cross, Specialized care
    Specialized care

    Our doctors have specialized training in diagnosing and treating limb conditions. We can provide a more accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment options for you. Often, patients seek us for a second opinion on their diagnosis and treatment plan.

  • clipboard, graph, Seamless care
    Seamless care

    Our team works closely with your primary care doctor and other appropriate healthcare providers to help you transition to rehabilitation or home healthcare. We work with your doctors to create a care plan that meets your unique health goals and needs. 

  • lightning bolt, Innovation, advanced

    Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.


1215 21st Avenue South, Suites 3200 and 4200
Nashville, TN 37232
Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade
6002 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37205
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1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3701
Nashville, TN 37232