Hand Injuries

Plastic and reconstructive surgery can help you achieve a more normal appearance after a hand injury, infection, or disease. The board certified plastic surgeons of Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in Newark, Delaware offer many reconstructive and emergency hand surgery procedures to improve hand function

If your hand is impaired in any way, surgery may improve your condition. Surgery seeks to restore to near normal the function of fingers and hands injured by trauma or infection. After surgery, bandages or dressings may be applied to keep the surgical site clean and splints may be used when needed.

You will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • How to care for your hand following surgery
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection
  • When to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.

It is important to follow all postoperative instructions including cleansing, taking prescribed medication ,including antibiotics, and hand therapy exercises. Therapy is critical to restoring strength, flexibility and movement. If you attempt to return to normal function too soon, the risk of re-injury is possible. Continue your hand therapy regimen and attend follow-up visits with your plastic surgeon as scheduled. This is essential to a successful outcome.

The end result of your hand surgery is directly related to following your therapist’s and plastic surgeon’s instructions.

If you have sustained a hand injury or have a hand infection, the board certified plastic surgeons of Advanced Plastic Surgery & Nouveau Cosmetic Center located in Newark, Delaware, convenient to Wilmington, Elkton Maryland, Chester County Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey are available. Our well trained staff and highly qualified surgeons are available to assist you with your concerns. Our surgeons use the latest in surgical technology to provide patients with the finest medical care.