Greater Washington Plastic Surgery Associates | Vineet Mehan, MD, | Earl M. Johnson, Jr., MD,

What’s the Word With Lower Extremity Reconstruction?

Leg Surgery Fairfax, VAIf you were in a car accident, sports-related accident, or were injured otherwise and suffer from a lower extremity injury or condition, you know how irritating or even debilitating they can be. In some instances, these injuries can make simple tasks like getting dressed every morning or participating in your favorite workout class feel impossible to do. Depending on how severe your injury is, we at Dominion Plastic surgery may recommend lower extremity reconstruction as the solution for you.

What Does Lower Extremity Reconstruction Involve?

Lower extremity reconstruction can be as simple as topical wound care to something more complicated as transplanting tissue from one part of the body to the lower extremity. In some instances, skin grafting, surgery, or free-flap reconstruction may be recommended. We will help you properly prepare.

How to Tell If Reconstruction Is Right For Me

The first thing you should do if you are injured is to thoroughly clean the area and disinfect it. Then, based on the complexity of the wound, we may recommend surgery or another form of reconstruction. Typically, patients who get reconstruction suffer from:

  • Infection
  • Fractures
  • Skin and tissue loss
  • Exposed orthopedic hardware
  • Bone tumors
  • Vascular or metabolic diseases
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

What Are the Goals of Reconstruction?

Here at Dominion Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide our patients with the best results possible. The hope of getting reconstructive surgery is that we will restore limb function, salvage limbs, cover vital structures, and help with the overall appearance of the limb following infection, disease, arthritis, nonhealing wounds, or injury.

If you want to learn more about lower extremity reconstruction, schedule an appointment at our Falls Church office today:  (703) 544-8971.

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