Hand Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is primarily performed to rebalance the hand for useful function. It can also often improve the appearance of the hand cosmetically, and in doing so, improve the patient's self-image.

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Improve Your Hand’s Function and Appearance

Injury or disease can affect your hand’s function and its physical appearance. Reconstructive hand surgery repairs or rebuilds bone, skin, nerves, and other tissue in order to improve both the appearance and function of your hand.

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When Is Reconstructive Hand Surgery Recommended?

Reconstructive hand surgery treats many conditions, and is sometimes recommended when non-surgical alternatives are ineffective or impractical. Reconstructive hand surgery can be the preferred treatment for restoring your hand’s function and appearance after:

  • Injury through sudden trauma.
  • Detachment of fingers or the entire hand.
  • Nerve injuries.
  • Skin cancer.
  • Congenital abnormalities.
  • Burns.

Since each person’s condition is unique, it is important that you consult with a qualified surgeon. Your LSU hand and wrist surgeon will consider every alternative before recommending the best reconstructive option.