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Trauma Reconstruction Surgery in Fargo, ND
Plastic surgery encompasses a wide range of surgical procedures focused on restoring form, function, balance, and harmony to the body. When the body undergoes trauma, it’s important to restore some of that form and function.
Some of the more common causes of trauma reconstruction include:
- Broken nose
- Work related injuries
- Injuries to the face, head and neck
- Extensive skin loss from infection or burns
- Skin cancer removal
Some reconstructive surgical procedures require a combination of surgery, physical therapy and emergency care and often recovering from burns, car accidents, amputations and lacerations is accomplished in stages. Once stable, patients then go through surgery and often follow up with physical or occupational therapy and trauma reconstruction.
FAQ: Trauma Reconstruction
How many surgeries may be necessary?
Some traumatic injuries will not be corrected in one surgery alone but may require a staged surgical process. For example, burns and amputations may require multiple surgeries to restore acceptable form and function. The extent of the surgery would be up to you and Dr. Adams and would be discussed during consultation.
Can trauma surgery be performed on scars?
Depending on the situation, some scars are thicker and more problematic than others. Different types of scars are severe enough to require surgery because they can become tight and interfere with mobility or become very uncomfortable.
When should I consider trauma surgery?
Some post-trauma surgeries, such as tumor removal, can be extensive and create sizeable bony and soft tissue defects. Often these cases require immediate reconstruction at the time of surgery to maximize the chances of successful wound repair followed by several smaller staged surgeries.