Trauma reconstruction is performed to a damaged or deformed part of the body from an injury or illness. The main goal is to restore function and improve appearance as best as possible. After a severe accident or life-threatening illness, plastic surgery is often necessary to reconstruct the area by obtaining closure or coverage of wounds with flaps or grafts, fixation and stabilization of bones and soft tissue, or reconstructing deformed or mangled areas affected by trauma or illness.
Restore function and improve your appearance with trauma reconstruction
When you experience a severe or life-threatening accident, your emergency and trauma doctor will care for your immediate injuries and ensure your physical stability. Once this initial care has been done, reconstructive surgery may often be recommended to:
- Help restore function or salvage to a finger, hand, foot, or entire limb
- Rebuild or stabilize the face
- Repair damage from traumatic injury to the hands and feet
- Surgically reconstruct large, complex wounds following infections, traumatic injuries, or motor vehicle/cycle accidents
Additionally, we treat lacerations with precise repair of the skin and tissue along with burn injuries with skin grafts. Trauma reconstruction is a very creative and highly-specialized art which is always personalized to achieve the best possible outcome for your unique circumstances.