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Missouri Orthopaedic Institute

Limb Preservation Center

Co-directors: Jay Bridgeman, MD and Brett Crist, MD

University of Missouri Health Care Limb Preservation Center offers the only Limb Preservation Center in Missouri. Our team of orthopaedic surgeons, micro-vascular surgeons, and other specialists provide advanced, multidisciplinary treatment options for patients at high risk for limb amputation or non-healing wounds.

The primary mission of the Limb Preservation Center is to impact the prevalence of major amputations throughout the region while improving the quality of life for all patients in a caring environment. Patients experiencing the following may be good candidates to receive treatment at the Limb Preservation Center.

  • Complex extremity injury
  • Failed bone healing
  • Bone deformity
  • Chronic infection
  • Chronic wound       

To schedule an appointment with any of our physicians or staff at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, please call 573-882-2663.


    David Volgas, MD
    • Hand / Limb Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Trauma

Tips For Your Visit

  • Please arrive with your insurance card and prescription as provided by your physician.
  • For all visits, please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are easy to move in.
  • If we are evaluating you for injuries or illness affecting your lower body or for walking difficulty, please bring shorts.
  • If you currently wear braces, orthotics or splints, please bring them to your visit to allow our therapist to fully evaluate you with these on.