Plastic and reconstructive surgery is characterized by a high degree of interdisciplinarity. Although Plastic surgery offers a wide range of reliable surgical treatment options independent departments for plastic and reconstructive surgery are not present in every university clinic or leading hospital in Germany. However, the ongoing improvements especially in the field of reconstructive microsurgery enabled and enhanced the treatment of complex defects in order to restore function as well as cosmetic outcome. Knowing the fact that patients are usually referred from other medical disciplines that are familiar with the development and treatment of the primary disease, creation of an interdisciplinary reconstructive treatment plan is crucial to guarantee best patient care. Thus, one of the future major challenges in plastic surgery will be the establishment of multidisciplinary boards in order to strengthen the role of plastic surgery within the medical system with the overall aim to solve complex reconstructive cases. During the 39th annual meeting of the German Speaking Society for Microsurgery of Peripheral Nerves and Vessels a workshop titled "The interdisciplinary microsurgeon" addressed this topic. In the present article we will highlight the consented results of the workshop and provide pitfalls and pearls concerning the implementation process of different multidisciplinary boards based on representative examples.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||The interdisciplinary Microsurgeon - Results of the Consensus Workshop of the German Speaking Society for Microsurgery of Peripheral Nerves and Vessels|
|Tidsskrift||Handchirurgie Mikrochirurgie Plastische Chirurgie|
|Status||Udgivet - aug. 2019|
Bibliografisk noteGeorg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
- Interdisciplinary Communication
- Peripheral Nerves/surgery
- Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
- Surgery, Plastic