A Q&A with Dr. Joseph Rosen about Polytrauma
Dr. Rosen is a plastic surgeon at DHMC who treats patients around the world including soldiers injured in Iraq. His specialties include nerve repair and human-machine interfaces, microsurgery and transplantation of limbs, and telemedicine and informatics. He was an organizer of the 2006 Polytrauma Conference at Dartmouth College, is a professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at DMS, and is a consultant to the military. For more about Rosen and his work, read this issue's Faculty Focus.
- Can you describe your work treating polytrauma?
- Can you explain what catastrophic polytrauma is?
- How does the Civil War give insights into plastic surgery?
- How do you rebuild a face that's been destroyed?
- What is the "Virtual Face" project?
- When might a patient need an exoskeleton?
- How does an exoskeleton work?
- How else could an exoskeleton be used?
- How might polytrauma be treated in the future?
- What do we need to do to get all this to happen?
- What needs to be done for all this new technology to work?
- Can you describe your work improving health-care systems?
- What other projects are you working on?
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