Repair of traumatic injuries are among the most common procedures performed by hand surgeons. These may include the following:
Plastic surgeons have specific techniques to address a large range of injuries and restore form and function including fracture reduction by open or closed means, soft tissue coverage by skin grafts, rearrangement of local tissue, distant flaps, or free tissue transfer utilizing microsurgery. There are also specific techniques that allow repair of nerves to restore of sensation and muscle activity, blood vessels, allowing re-establishment of blood flow, and tendon or ligamentous repairs restoring function.
Expected recovery from traumatic hand injury varies significantly depending upon the extent of your injury. Dr. Capuano will advise you as to the expected length of recovery you will be facing. Occupational therapy is part of the expected recovery period. This is conjunction with multiple visits to Dr. Capuano's office to check your progress. Compliancy with your doctor visits and occupational therapy visits is integral in your road to recovery. Make sure to note what the doctor orders and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask him or his staff, at the time of your appointment.