How a Plastic Surgeon Can Help after a Burn or Hand Injury

hand injury plastic surgeonAccidents happen, but when they happen to you, it can be easy to panic if you’re not sure where to turn for help. In the case of a burn or hand injury, talking to a plastic surgeon could be your best bet to help restore both form and function. These three techniques are just some of the ways that plastic surgery could help for hand injuries.*

Skin Grafts

If your hands have been burned, your plastic surgeon might recommend a skin graft. This process involves removing skin from another area of your body and transplanting it to the injured hand. There are a few different techniques that can be used for skin grafting, and the most appropriate choice for you will depend on your unique situation.

Splints or Casts

Hand and wrist fractures are common injuries that often happen when you have a bad fall and try to brace yourself with your hand. Depending on the severity of the fracture or break, a splint or cast may be enough to help set the affected bone back into place without needing surgery.

There are eight small bones in each of your wrists that can be fractured or broken during a fall or other trauma.

Surgical Reconstruction

In other cases, surgical reconstruction may be necessary to set more severe fractures or broken bones, or to fix ligament or tendon damage.

Work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who focuses on plastic surgery for hand injuries to provide an accurate diagnosis of the problem and the most effective treatment options.

* This information is for education only and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.


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