Q&A With Josh Wenke From the US Army Institute of Surgical Research: Researching Limb Salvage And Other Ways To Help Wounded Service Members

In the history of military medicine amputation has been a common practice through the years. As technology has developed work has been done to see whether limbs that might have otherwise been amputated in the past can in fact be salvaged in some way going forward.

In the history of military medicine amputation has been a common practice through the years. As technology has developed work has been done to see whether limbs that might have otherwise been amputated in the past can in fact be salvaged in some way going forward.

Josh Wenke, PhD, from the US Army Institute of Surgical Research discussed the potential importance of limb salvage and what it could mean to the future well being of even the most seriously wounded service members in the future. The institute is located on the campus of Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

It has been said that one good thing to come out of war is improvements in technology and medicine. This continues to be proven right and is part of an overall effort to improve care for the most seriously injured service members.

The institute has become one of the focal points for military medicine research and also works with other institutions to help members of the armed forces. The developments they make at the Texas institution can filter down to help civilian patients in the future while overcoming unique challenges in the process.