The objectives of trauma reconstructive surgery differ from those of cosmetic surgery. Trauma reconstructive surgery is performed on damaged structures of the body caused by trauma or injury.
Trauma can result from a penetrating or blunt injury, such as those from gunshots, physical altercations, road traffic accidents or blast injuries which results in severe damage to the skin and the underlying skeleton.
Depending upon the extent of the patient’s injuries, treatment may be under the care of a team of specialists, which will include a Plastic Surgeon.
The most frequent injuries are to the upper and lower limbs.
These injuries require urgent care and are often managed jointly with Orthopaedic Surgeons and are governed by the BOA (British Orthopaedic Association) and BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) for further information go to the BAPRAS web site: www.bapras.org.uk.
The outcome of trauma plastic surgery is never completely predictable, and each individual case will vary greatly depending on the patient’s injury type and healing ability.
Miss Patel has had extensive experience of working with patients who have suffered many types of trauma including victims of blast injuries.
For further information please contact Miss Patel to arrange a consultation.