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Medical Dermatology

Lower Extremity Reconstruction

Reconstructive surgery is defined as surgery performed on structures of the body caused that have abnormal appearance or function due to congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, burns, surgeries, tumor removal or disease. While reconstructive surgery is generally indicated for the improvement of the patient’s mobility and functioning, the board-certified surgeons at the California Skin Institute also focus on approximating the most normal appearance possible after surgery.

How Lower Extremity Reconstruction works

Using the most advanced surgical and microsurgical techniques available, California Skin Institute’s board-certified surgeons have the capabilities and experience to address the intricacies of lower extremity reconstruction. After an in-depth consultation, your physician and team will discuss the options available to you for the treatment of complex lower-limb injuries that can bring you the overall satisfaction you desire.

Types of Lower Extremity Reconstruction

  • Biologic matrices (artificial skin)
  • Burn reconstruction
  • Chronic wound reversal
  • Free tissue transfer (may include, skin, fascia, muscle, bone and vascular connections)
  • Limb salvage
  • Scar revision
  • Tissue expansion
  • Skin flaps
  • Skin grafts, including split-thickness grafts for large areas requiring coverage and closure
  • Wound care

Patient outcomes may vary as may the number of surgeries required to achieve the desired results may vary.

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