Nerve and Soft Tissue
Whether reconstructive surgery is required for the hands, face or another area, nerve and soft tissue reconstruction are likely to be part of the equation. A plastic surgeon is the best option for these procedures in most cases to ensure a positive aesthetic option as well as restored function. Dr Thomas offers nerve and soft tissue reconstruction options to both adult and paediatric patients suffering from a congenital defect, developing condition or injury.
Candidates for Nerve and Soft Tissue Reconstruction Surgery
Nerve and soft tissue reconstruction surgery may be required for any of the following:
- Congenital hand deformities like syndactyly, polydactyly and underdeveloped thumbs
- Disfiguring hand conditions like Dupuytren’s contracture and trigger finger
- Hand injuries, such as amputations and severe lacerations
- Congenital facial deformities
- Facial trauma causing facial deformities
About the Procedure
Surgical procedures for nerve and soft tissue reconstruction will vary, based on the specific concern to address. Dr Thomas will discuss the best timing for surgery with his patients, as well as the best technique to ensure optimal results. Special care will be taken to provide aesthetically pleasing results as well as full function whenever possible. Procedures may be performed as day surgery under local or general anaesthesia. Some patients may require a night or more in the hospital, depending on the extensiveness of the procedure.