Severe upper or lower extremity trauma can be a devastating injury, resulting in significant impaired function. Injuries such as complex open fractures, injuries involving loss of skin and soft tissue, and amputations can frequently be successfully reconstructed leading to optimal outcomes and restored appearance for patients.
Albany Medical Center’s plastic surgeons have the capabilities to address some of the most complex upper and lower extremity reconstructive surgeries. By utilizing advanced surgical and microsurgical techniques available, they have dramatically improved the treatment of complex limb injuries and patient’s overall satisfaction.
The healing process for upper and lower extremity reconstructive surgeries depends on the extent of injury and the type of surgery performed. Since the degree of complexity varies for these procedures, so too will the road to recovery. It is important for patients to follow the recuperation plan outlined by their plastic surgeon.