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Burn Reconstruction

Burn wounds can be difficult to live with. Not only can they be cosmetically unappealing, they can also impede performing your normal everyday activities. However, advances in wound care and wound healing knowledge have greatly increased over the years, and burn wounds that have formed tight scars, are causing functional impairment, or have an unacceptable appearance to them could possibly be revised or reconstructed.

If you have a question regarding your burn scars, contact us for an in depth consultation to discuss your concerns.

Breast/Chest Wall Reconstruction

Patients who have chest wall defects arising from trauma, congenital deformities, cancer, or problems with non-healing wounds will require techniques that involve the movement of healthy tissue and skin to rebuild the chest wall. Reestablishing the breast or chest wall is important for protection of vital organs as well as for proper breathing dynamics.

If you have questions about Chest or Breast Wall Reconstruction, please contact us to discuss your concerns.

Ear Lobe Reconstruction

Earlobe reconstruction is usually performed to restore the normal appearance of torn, damaged, or elongated earlobes as a result of trauma or ear piercings. Keloids causing large unsightly scars on the earlobe are another reason to pursue earlobe reconstruction. The specific reconstructive technique will depend on your particular earlobe deformity, but usually the procedure can be performed in the office and a complimentary ear piercing is provided at six to eight weeks after reconstruction.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the appearance of your earlobes, don’t hesitate to contact us at Biswas Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.

Facial Fractures

Significant trauma to the face causing fractures of the facial bones can have long-term consequences if not addressed in a timely manner. Issues such as vision impairment, chronic sinus problems, weakened facial muscles, numbness, speaking and eating difficulty, or even cosmetic disfigurement can occur from facial fractures. To prevent long-term impairment, restoring the original facial skeleton anatomy is the goal when performing facial fracture surgery.

If you have a question or concern regarding a facial fracture, contact us at Biswas Plastic Surgery for an evaluation.

Scar Revision

All incisions or wounds will result in a scar. They are an inevitable consequence of injury or surgery, and their formation may be somewhat unpredictable. For example, the scar may heal in a way that is functionally or cosmetically impairing, or a scar may evolve into a keloid or a hypertrophic scar. Although a scar cannot be completely removed, the goal of scar revision would be to improve functional impairment or minimize cosmetic unpleasantness by creating a scar that has a softer texture and is more uniform with its surrounding skin.

If you have a scar that is concerning to you or if have questions regarding scar revision surgery, please contact us for a comprehensive scar evaluation.   

Wound Care

Wounds are breaks in the skin that can be present virtually anywhere on your body. Wounds may involve not only the skin, but also the underlying fat, muscle, and/or bone. Common causes of wounds include trauma, infection, poor blood flow, poor nutrition, radiation therapy, cancer, or burns. Chronic wounds are usually the result of multiple factors. For example, pressure sores are wounds caused by continuous body weight on pressure points of the body resulting in lack of blood supply to the tissues in patients who are paralyzed, elderly, poorly nourished, confined to a bed or wheelchair, or otherwise immunologically compromised. Chronic wounds are extremely difficult to take care of due to these multiple causative factors and frequently require long-term care strategies by multiple levels of providers.

If you would like an assessment of your wound, please contact us for a comprehensive evaluation of your wound.

Skin Cancer & Mohs Reconstruction

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer with over 500,000 new cases reported each year. Skin cancers are the result of ultraviolet light from the sun as well as from artificial sources such as tanning salons. Anyone who has had skin cancer or precancerous skin lesions should be monitored closely. Routine skin evaluations can be given by your primary care doctor, a dermatologist, or a plastic surgeon. If a suspicious skin lesion is found, the skin lesion should be removed and sent for pathologic evaluation to determine what type of skin cancer it is. This can be done by a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. If a dermatologist elects to perform Mohs surgery, you may be referred to plastic surgery to close the excision site created by the Mohs procedure.

If you have concerns about a suspicious skin lesion, contact us for a comprehensive skin evaluation.

Hand Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal tunnel release is designed to open the ligament that covers the top of the carpal tunnel and release pressure on the median nerve.

The median nerve supplies sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and radial (the side pointing towards the thumb) half of the ring finger. This can cause a constellation of symptoms consisting of numbness or tingling sensations in the fingers as well as weakness in the thumb. These symptoms comprise what is commonly referred to as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

For more information on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, please feel free to contact us to discuss your concerns.

Trigger Finger Release

Trigger Finger Release is designed to release the stuck tendon and allow it to move freely.

Tendons that close the fingers pass through a series of pulleys in the palm. Nodules can develop on the tendon for a variety of reasons including inflammation. If a nodule develops on the tendon it may get stuck when trying to pass through a pulley. This is termed a Trigger Finger.

If you are concerned about triggering of your fingers, please contact us for an evaluation.

DeQuervain’s Release

DeQuervain’s disease, also known as DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, is an inflammatory condition involving the thumb tendons on the side of the wrist.  Usually symptoms include pain and swelling along the side of the wrist when making a fist or trying to grab an object tight. DeQuervain’s Release involves releasing the tendons that are within its inflamed tendon sheath.

Many factors can contribute to pain in the wrist, but if you are experiencing wrist pain, and you are unsure as to why, please contact us for an evaluation to determine if you have DeQuervain’s disease.

Dupuytren’s Release

Dupuytren’s Release involves relieving a flexed finger contracture that has developed over time.  The contractures are a result of thickened cords of collagen that pull the finger into a bent position.  Although this is a benign condition, these finger contractures can interfere with normal everyday activities such as holding objects and putting your hands in pockets or bags.  The underlying cause is unknown but there seems to be a genetic component in those of Northern European descent.

If you think you may have Dupuytren’s contracture of your finger(s), please contact us for an evaluation and to discuss your treatment options.

Flexor Tendon Repair

Sudden inability to flex the fingers or thumb into the palm may be due to a flexor tendon injury. Trauma to the hand and/or wrist is the most common reason, but certain arthritic conditions or previous surgery with implanted hardware are lesser common causes. Repair of a damaged flexor tendon may be necessary to prevent permanent disability or delayed rupture of a partially damaged tendon. Flexor tendon repair can be quite complex and results are correlated with good surgical technique and meticulous hand therapy after surgery.

If you have a flexor tendon injury, you should seek an evaluation as soon as possible. Please call us if you have any questions regarding flexor tendon injury and/or repair.

Extensor Tendon Repair

Sudden inability to extend the fingers or thumb away from the palm may be due to an extensor tendon injury. Trauma to the hand and/or wrist is the most common reason, but certain arthritic conditions or previous surgery with implanted hardware are lesser common causes. Hand injury can damage one or more of these tendons leading to loss of function of the tendon. Repair of a damaged extensor tendon may be necessary to prevent permanent disability or delayed rupture of a partially damaged tendon. Extensor tendon repair can be quite complex and results are correlated with good surgical technique and meticulous hand therapy after surgery.

If you have an extensor tendon injury, you should seek an evaluation as soon as possible. Please call us if you have any questions regarding extensor tendon injury and/or repair.

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