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Surgical Spotlight: FUNCTIONAL AMPUTEES - A historical review of the Ertl Procedure and it's founder, Janos von Ertl, by Doctors William J. Ertl, MD, John W. Ertl, MD, and Jan P Ertl, MD
In 1920, Professor Janos Ertl, Sr., MD, of Hungary, developed the Ertl procedure in order to return a high number of amputees to the work force. During this time amputees had significant problems with pain and difficulty with prosthetic wear. Today the procedure is responsible for improving the lives of amputees worldwide. The continued success of the Ertl Procedure is now spearheaded by Ertl's grandsons, Dr. Jan Ertl of The University of Indiana, Indianapolis, Dr. William Ertl of The University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center and Dr. Christian Ertl at Michigan State University in Kalamazoo.
Ertl Procedure: A New Beginning ... An OandP.com article (Feb 2007)
The mission of ErtlReconstruction.com is to provide accurate information about the Ertl Procedure and the resources that are available for both the layperson and the medical community.
ErtlReconstruction.com is a website operated/maintained by Ertl procedure amputees, as well as supporters of the procedure. The included information concerning the current practicing Dr. Ertl(s) and the growing list of physicans performing the procedure, is done out of respect for them and to honor the memories of Janos Ertl, Sr. (the originator of the Ertl Procedure) and William G. Barr, one of thousands of Ertl recipients and avid advocate for the proper surgical care for the amputee.