What is Hand Reconstructive Surgery?
Whether if you’ve recently suffered a hand injury or you were born with a congenital deformity, you may experience difficulties in carrying out every day tasks. Hand reconstructive surgery in Draper improves or repairs the function of your hand, restoring a happier, quality lifestyle.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Hand reconstructive surgery can be life-changing for someone who needs to restore the function or even aesthetics of their hands that have been effected by various factors. The most common reasons people research hand reconstruction include injury, nerve damage, congenital deformity, arthritis, Carpal Tunnel, Dupuytren’s Disease, and more. Dr. Howland specializes in hand reconstructive surgery, serving patients with the highest quality care.
What to Expect
Depending on your condition, your hand reconstructive surgery experience will vary. Each case is unique, so receiving treatment is highly personalized. In most cases, one procedure can improve hand function, or several surgeries may be required to correct hand abnormalities. Some techniques that may be used during hand reconstruction include:
- Grafting, or transferring healthy areas of the body to the hand
- Redistributing fat, muscle, or skin
- Microsurgical procedures to reattach after injury
An appointment with Dr. Howland is necessary to determine what surgical treatment plan is right for your specific condition.
Recovery and results will vary since hand reconstructive surgery is a highly-complex and one-of-a-kind procedure. It is important to always follow your plastic surgeon’s pre-operative and post-operative instructions to ensure a healthy and proper recovery. The goal of hand reconstruction is to restore proper function, improve aesthetics, and ultimately, living a better quality life.