Micro-surgery is often used to reconstruct soft-tissue defects. Interdisciplinary collaboration is vital in this particular field. For instance, plastic surgery plays an important role in the breast clinic (for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or for mutilating breast surgery). Support is also provided to the Stomatology Department and Ear, Nose & Throat Department (ENT) when reconstructive treatments are required for the head and neck areas. Reconstructive surgery is also performed in the Orthopaedic Department to cover open fractures of bones.