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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


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  • 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
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  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
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  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
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  • Staff is always friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend this office. Dr. Henry is a very skilled surgeon and went out of his way to make sure I understood my procedure and the rehabilitation process. - 03/24/17
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  • Had a wonderful experience overall. Breaking my arm was tough but the staff here was always very, kind and helpful. Especially Dr. Henry, Mary, Karen, Luis, Joel, Teresa and David. I'll miss them all but hopeful won't have to see them any time soon :)Thank you! - 05/04/17
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  • joel was also my assistant but everything was great - 03/07/17
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  • Awesome experience. Luis rocks! - 04/06/17
  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
  • The entire team at the Hand and Wrist Center is outstanding. They made the recovery so smooth and comforting from the courteous receptionists, excellent occupational therapist, attentive medical assistants, and brilliant doctor. Thank you! - 03/31/17
  • Great Appoitnment - 05/11/17
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
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