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A Review of the Term 'Orthoplastics' and the Growing Hydridization of the 'Extremity Surgeon'

A Review of the term 'orthoplastics' and the growing hybridization of the 'extremity surgeon'. A brief history of orthoplastic surgeons during the First World War and their influences in the evolution of the orthoplastic surgery, such as notable contributions in the field by Harry J. Buncke, G. Ian Taylor and Harold Gillies. Microsurgery and its various techniques, indications, and parameters that determine the success rate of the microsurgery. He also talks about substitute procedures such as distraction osteogenesis, bone substitutes and other various methods.