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Trauma Hand Surgery

TRAUMA HAND SURGERY in Houston, TX

With over ten years of experience in hand trauma, the Livingston Plastic Surgery team will assist your every need in the recovery process.

There are few parts of our body we use more than our hands. When one or both hands have undergone trauma, it can cause severe interference at home and on the job. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Livingston, specializes in hand reconstructive surgery to bring relief to his patients who have suffered an injury to these critical appendages.

If you’ve been seriously injured, go to the ER immediately. While in the ER, contact Livingston Plastic Surgery. It is essential you are seen within 72 hours of the accident. Dr. Chris Livingston is a board-certified hand surgeon as well as board certified in plastic surgery. To learn more about Trauma Hand Surgery or to discuss your different options, request a consultation today.

To learn more about Trauma Hand Surgery or to discuss your different options, request a consultation today.

TRAUMA HAND SURGERY

Hand trauma encompasses a wide range of injuries from moderate to severe injury requiring extensive reconstruction of the hand and upper arm. The most common hand trauma conditions include the following:

  • Hand pain
  • Fractures of the fingers, hand, and wrist
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Nerve and vessel injuries
  • Simple and complex lacerations
  • Crush injuries
  • Joint damage
  • Burn reconstruction

Most hand trauma patients who require surgery will need several weeks of immobilization with splints or casts followed by rehabilitation. With ten years of experience in hand trauma, the Livingston Plastic Surgery team will assist your every need in the recovery process.

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Types of hand injuries

Dr. Livingston

Christopher Livingston, MD

“The most important part of plastic surgery is achieving a youthful, refreshed look, with minimal downtime.”

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon

Chris Livingston, MD

I believe that every design is personal. The connection we have with clients determines how the projects will look at the end of the design process. We must understand the clients and bond with them, be a part of their dream. Their dream is our dream.

RECOVERY FROM HAND SURGERY

Reconstruction results from hand surgery develop over time. Although there have been near miraculous outcomes from replantation and reconstruction, your results are not entirely predictable. Some trauma injuries may not be able to achieve complete and normal function.

Outcomes may not be fully realized for several months. With microsurgical procedures, 12 months is an appropriate time frame to reach full restoration.

Our hands are important to us and require the utmost care, especially when injured. When pain, inflammation, or discomfort persists, you should see a healthcare profession quickly. If there is trauma to the hand, wrists, or fingers, immediate evaluation and care are necessary.

The sooner your hands receive care after an injury the higher the chance of a full recovery.

Livingston Plastic Surgery: hand surgery FAQs

Most patients who have suffered trauma to their upper arm extremities through trauma or burns is a suitable candidate for hand reconstructive surgery. The best way to see if plastic surgery can help is to schedule a consultation.

Recovery will be unique to each patient and will depend on the type of injury, the extent of the injury, and the procedure necessary to correct the damage.

Yes. In most cases, the patient is left with a scar. The extent, severity or length of the scar will depend on the incisions and how the patient heals.