Ronald Brown, MD
- Plastic Surgery, Physician
The Military Medicine Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus offers surgical services, integrated care and meaningful connections for service members, veterans and families. At Ohio State, some of America’s leading reconstructive surgeons, military specialists and rehabilitation experts work together to deliver life-changing outcomes for injured troops.
Our reconstructive surgeons treat complicated combat injuries from head to toe. Our team includes peripheral nerve surgeons, microsurgeons, neuroplastic surgeons, orthoplastic surgeons, rehabilitation experts and other multidisciplinary specialists.
Using the latest technologies, surgical techniques and procedures, our surgeons rewire nerves, relieve pain, and rebuild and restore what’s been lost as a result of trauma. We help severely injured patients improve strength and function, and recover lost skills — from picking up a pen, to learning to walk or run, and enjoy life again.
Modern warfare and extended conflicts present new challenges for today’s troops. From readiness operations to active engagement, they face added risks posed by unconventional weaponry such as roadside car bombs and other IEDs (improvised explosive devices). Improved field medicine and medical advances can deliver lifesaving care for injured troops. However, survivors often face uniquely debilitating wounds that can require a lifetime of care.
Troops may suffer limb loss and shattered bones, damaged muscles or nerves and loss of skin and soft tissues on the shoulders, arms, legs and other parts of the body. They may have partial or full paralysis or relentless nerve pain. Whatever the injury, Ohio State’s military medicine program brings together the best doctors, treatments, research and technology to help.
Ohio State’s Military Medicine Program goals include:
Due to the complexity of battlefront injuries and care needs, military reconstructive care spans specialties and subspecialties. Ohio State’s leadership team includes academic, research and clinical care leaders. Surgeons perform leading-edge procedures for conditions within these and other areas:
Ohio State’s military reconstructive care specialists guide care at every stage and phase of recovery. For especially challenging injuries such as multiple traumatic wounds, amputation and post-traumatic stress, doctors may recommend support groups or personalized counseling.
Post-surgical recovery also requires one-to-one physical and occupational therapy, and other rehabilitative care customized to individual care needs, such as: