Hand Reconstruction in Dallas, TX
Most people do not realize how often they use their hands until after one of them has become damaged. Hand reconstruction surgery could be needed to help you live a more normal lifestyle again. Numerous Plano and Frisco area patients have been given a new start through hand reconstruction surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles A. Wallace of Charles A. Wallace, MD.
What is Hand Reconstruction Surgery?
Hand reconstruction surgery involves reshaping and rebuilding a hand that has become deformed through injury or disease. It can involve restructuring the hand itself or creating artificial fingers to replace ones that were amputated.
Benefits of Hand Reconstruction Surgery
Those who suffer from a hand deformity may be unable to perform ordinary tasks, such as dressing or bathing themselves. A hand reconstruction procedure can allow these individuals to regain their independence and sense of self-worth. When reconstruction is performed to repair damaged nerves, the patient may once again have feeling in all or part of the hand.
Is Hand Reconstruction Surgery Right for Me?
To determine if hand reconstruction is right for you, ask yourself these questions:
- Are you bothered by a hand that is severely deformed?
- Have you noticed a loss of sensation?
- Do you have difficulty performing routine tasks that were no problem for you before?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you could be a good candidate for hand reconstruction surgery.
We perform hand reconstruction surgeries for the following conditions:
Elements of a Hand Reconstruction
A hand reconstruction procedure may involve:
- Re-attaching fingers or sewing on prosthetic ones
- Fat grafting
- Shaping muscle, tendon and other tissues
How much Does Hand Reconstruction Cost?
Once a treatment plan has been established, we will then be able to provide you with a cost. At that time, we will discuss our various financing options with you. Some of our hand reconstruction procedures may be covered by insurance, in which case we will do our best to ensure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to under your plan.
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. Financing options are also available via Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
After Your Hand Reconstruction
Follow Dr. Wallace’s advice concerning the use of your hand to ensure full healing. He may ask that you take some time off from work or avoid lifting heavy objects for several weeks afterwards.
Getting Back to Normal Following Hand Reconstruction
It’s important to note that you may not have full use of your hand immediately following surgery. It could take several weeks for you to regain normal usage again. Physical therapy may be required in some instances as well.
If you live in Plano, Frisco or anywhere in Dallas, TX, and have lost the use of one or more hands due to injury, hand reconstruction at Charles A. Wallace, MD could be right for you. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wallace today for a complimentary consultation!