This applies to damage and loss of tissue secondary to trauma in which healthy tissue is restored to the areas affected. This can be done in the form of skin grafts, skin flaps of tissue combined with skin, cartilage and bone grafts. Typical examples include the reconstruction of parts of the ear or nose. Much larger areas can be involved, for example, the abdominal wall or chest wall.
What are the benefits reconstruction after trauma?
Relief of tightness, increased movement, improved stability, robustness of tissue and often an additional benefit of improved cosmesis. This type of procedure is particularly important around the eyes, the mouth and in the hands and limbs in general, where scarring can restrict movement and impair vision, mouth function and limb function respectively.