About Orthoplastic Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery & Limb Salvage

Orthoplastic surgery is a multidisciplinary approach that uses a combination of orthopedic and plastic surgery principles for treating musculoskeletal problems. An example of this is limb salvage where both soft tissue and bone are involved. Here are some examples for which Orthoplastic Surgery may be needed:

  • failed joint replacements due to the lack of soft tissue
  • peripheral nerve issues in orthopedic trauma patients
  • vascularized bone transfers for fractures that don’t heal
  • soft tissue reconstruction in patients with trauma or cancer
  • lack of soft tissues or wound healing problems in complex spine patients
  • nerve and neuroma management for patients that have had limb amputations
  • limb salvage and preservation in patients with diabetes or neuropathy

This multidisciplinary program means we will work with specialists from a variety of other clinical areas to help provide your care. These areas include:

  • Anesthesia
  • Case Management
  • General Surgery
  • Gerontology
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition Services
  • Occupational and Hand Therapy
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Technician


  • Pain Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry and Mental Health
  • Radiology and Interventional Radiology
  • Social Work
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery


To Make an Appointment

Call 617-667-3940. Same-day appointments are often available if you need immediate care.

Meet the Team

Arriyan Dowlatshahi, MD

Arriyan Dowlatshahi, MD

Director, Peripheral Nerve Surgery; Plastic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand

Allied Health Providers

Lindsey Netto, NP

Lindsey Carbone, NP

Plastic Surgery