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WOUND RECONSTRUCTION


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Wound ReconstructionTraumatic wounds may be small or large, but what really matters is what lies underneath. If the wound exposes tendons, bones, joints, or nerves then it cannot be covered with a simple skin graft. It will require fully padded coverage with its own blood supply in the form of a flap. The word flap simply means a piece of tissue from the body that is used to reconstruct another area.  Flaps may be local and stay connected by a piece of skin, regional and stay connected only by tiny blood vessels or free flaps that come completely separated and then rejoined by sewing together tiny blood vessels.

MEDICAL HISTORY

The details of the original injury circumstances are important to understand how much of the wound occurred due to cutting of tissue compared to crushing of tissue.

EXAMINATION

Measuring the dimensions of the wound and determining what other structures are injured in terms of fractures, dislocations, tendon and nerve lacerations.

ADDITIONAL TESTS

None are usually needed.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

  SKIN GRAFT REGIONAL FLAP FREE FLAP
CONSISTS OF Split or full thickness section of skin placed over wound Full quality tissue coverage with its own attached blood supply Full quality coverage with detachable blood supply
FEATURES Taken from outside of thigh if large or from nearby on hand if small Sources come from specific locations nearby according to a set of anatomic rules Wide choice of sources come from all over the body
ADVANTAGES Simplest method No sewing of blood vessels required Most versatile option, tailor to fit needs
DISADVANTAGES No blood supply of its o


  • I couldn't be more pleased with the level of service I received while in Dr. Henry's care. The level of detail in which my injury was explained and resolved, and the level of competency that was displayed throughout the healing was truly outstanding. - 01/30/18
  • an experience beyond expectation - 10/06/17
  • The doctor and staff are the best I have ever had. Very professionalism at its best. - 11/15/17
  • you were very good, thank you very much - 05/17/18
  • I was so impressed that Dr. Henry took so much time with me, explaining the whole process of my injury, what should have happened, and what we can do going forward. Thank you! - 09/28/18
  • love the circus de sole dvd. everything was amazing. rehab was the best too. - 02/23/18
  • I was very impressed with how I was treated by the doctor as well as the Medical assistant. All my questioned were answered and I was treated with care and respect. Luis was Awesome! Doctor Henry was very informative. I will recommend him to friends and family - 06/09/17
  • I appreciated everyone being friendly and professional and quick and competent at what they do. Dr Henry is straightforward and clear with no extra b/s and I was quite pleased with that. - 09/20/18
  • outstanding knowledge and gets you into the hospital if needed the same. - 02/09/18
  • Dr. Mark Henry is a true healer; the finest most competent doctor I've ever encountered. I am forever grateful to Dr. Henry and the entire staff for saving my finger and facilitating my complete recovery with grace and seriousness of intent. Thank you. - 01/10/18
  • all excellent care - 07/12/17
  • Dr. Henry gave me my wrist back!!! Thank you Dr. Henry!!! - 07/10/17
  • The staff is nice and everyone is up on the treatment. I feel confident that I am getting the best care and am glad I came here. - 10/30/17
  • Awesome staff. - 09/25/18
  • Thank you for sewing me back together and guiding me through my recovery!!! - 05/15/18
  • dr henry does an excellent job of explaining the problem and solution, seems extremely competent - 02/07/18
  • MD was very thorough and spent a good amount of time with the patient (me). MD had good bedside manners which you do not see from a lot of doctors nowadays. He also made sure everything was understood and that I was given a chance to ask questions or address any concerns I had. Everyone was courteous and professional. Thank you for making mu visit a pleasant one. - 05/02/18
  • best place for treatment of hand and wrist problems. Dr. Henry was recommended to me by a friend who is a medical care professional. - 10/06/17
  • Awesome facility. Fast results. Thoroughly explained causes of pain, diagnosis and treatment. Staff wonderful. Facility is amazing - 10/10/18
  • Great service and attention to patient needs. Staff was very attentive. - 09/17/18
  • everyone was very helpful. - 10/02/18
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are amazing! I was able to get an urgent new patient appointment immediately with surgery that same afternoon. Dr. Henry does an excellent and thorough job explaining my injury and the healing process. Very impressed with his plan of early mobility and physical therapy, which helped restore my function back to normal within 8 weeks of surgery. I would 100% recommend Dr. Henry and his staff! Very pleased and grateful for his help. - 03/23/18
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • excellent! dr & staff! - 06/14/17
  • The staff and the Dr. are very helpful and understanding .I have not yet seen a better staff like this office . I will recommend any one here . - 11/06/17
  • thank you - 10/16/17
  • Dr. Henry was able to salvage my hand to make it usable again. I have already sent my Father here and he no longer has any pain in his wrist. - 11/13/17
  • The visit was good - 09/27/18
  • every thing was really great - 10/19/17
  • Visit was pleasant and went smoothly. No complaints. Outstanding service. - 09/14/18
  • The staffs here was GREAT!!!! - 06/21/17
  • very good team work, best clinic - 06/21/17
  • great doctor - 05/23/18
  • very confortable,Dr. Henrry very professional and very friendly staff - 12/05/17
  • Great experience on every visit. Doctor Henry's work is fantastic and his explanations are thorough. I recommend him highly whenever the opportunity presents. - 09/26/18
  • Outstanding service and results - 10/30/17
  • Thank you for repairing my injury and being kind in the process. - 01/10/18
  • Great Doctor and staff. Luis is a wonderful asset to the staff - 12/18/17
  • With the severity of my injury I am amazed at how functional my wrist is with the amazing team work shown at the office. From the very start the service and care have been outstanding!! I can't thank everyone enough! - 02/23/18
  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18
  • Great job your staff is the best,thank you &GOD Bless all of you! - 06/15/18
  • David, Luis and the staff were so helpful and answered all my questions. Highly recommend the facility for any hand surgeries. - 09/27/18
  • every body was excelent - 01/09/18
  • Very efficient practice - 10/19/17
  • Dr. Henry is a tremendous doctor! - 05/22/18
  • Dr.henry knew his stuff. he was friendly but straight to the point. - 09/11/18
  • Fantastic. Very helpful and considerate staff and manner. Very much appreciated. Fully recommend in for the future. Thanks, Andrew - 09/19/18
  • very helpful. staff was very helpful and outstanding. Dr. Henry explained everything to me - 06/19/18
  • no complaints hand is coming along very well - 11/06/17
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are phenomenal. Dr. Henry has a gift for not only treating health issues extremely effectively, but he is extremely thorough and very efficient at communication and explaining everything he is doing and all of clearly outlining your options for future procedures. - 05/11/18
  • Great doctor and good staff - 10/10/18
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  • I appreciate the expertise and experience of Dr. Henry!!! I know I had the BEST hand surgeon!!! - 05/02/18
  • I am really happy with my experience. I always knew what was going on and over time got to know the staff based on how many times I've been here. Most importantly, I feel I got the right treatment for my injury. - 10/19/17
  • the whole group was very good, I had an excellent experience. - 11/09/17
  • Very nice staff and surgeon. Thumb looks good now after surgery, hopefully thumb continues to heal and stays healed. Thank you - 01/30/18










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