Plastic Surgeries and Reconstructive Procedures for Children
Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction
When peripheral nerves are unable to heal on their own, surgery is typically required to free them from scar, or it may be performed to repair or reconstruct them. Reconstruction of injured nerves can be performed with grafts from another part of the body, or transfers from a working muscle to a non-functioning muscle.
Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
Cleft lip and palate are common facial birth defects that are often seen together. They involve a gap in the lip and palate of the newborn baby. Cleft lip and palate repair refers to the surgical procedures that are used to repair these problems.
Ear Deformity Correction
Ear molding is a non-surgical method of correcting mild ear deformities that are present at birth. In the right situations, it can be highly effective without the need for invasive procedures.
The ear can be malformed or absent for many reasons, either due to a birth defect, trauma, cancer or other reasons. Ear reconstruction is a medical procedure or a series of medical procedures used to rebuild the malformed or absent ear.
Hand surgery encompasses a variety of different surgical procedures that can address different problems with the hand and arm. Hand surgeons also perform microsurgical reattachment of amputated digits and limbs, microsurgical reconstruction of soft tissues and bone, nerve reconstruction, and surgery to improve function in paralyzed upper limbs.
Macroglossia is the medical term for an abnormally large tongue that is present at birth. In some cases, surgery is required to treat the problem and help the child eat, breathe, and speak more easily.
Nerve grafts are segments of nerve or nerve-like material that are used to reconstruct damaged nerves in the body.
A nerve transfer is a surgical procedure that is used to reconstruct a damaged nerve.
Oculoplastic surgery is a form of cosmetic or plastic surgery that is performed around the eyes. It can fix problems for cosmetic reasons, such as wrinkles or droopy eyelids, or if there’s a medical problem with the eye.
Orthognathic Maxillofacial Reconstruction
Orthognathic maxillofacial reconstruction is the medical name for corrective jaw surgery. This procedure can be used to repair a number of problems with the jaws or skull.
Orthognathic surgery is the medical name for corrective jaw surgery. This procedure can be used to repair a number of problems with the jaws or skull.
Pollicization is a type of hand surgery used to treat a missing or underdeveloped thumb.
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Reconstructive plastic surgery refers to the type of plastic surgery specifically intended to repair a body part or parts with structural defects. These can occur due to birth defects, diseases, infection, injury or for other reasons.
A splenectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of the spleen. It’s frequently needed in the case of a ruptured spleen, but the procedure may be necessary for other reasons, as well.
Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
The temporomandibular joint refers to the area where the lower jaw meets the skull. Temporomandibular joint surgery can repair problems related to this joint known as temporomandibular joint disorders.
Traumatic Amputations of the Upper Extremity/Replantation
A traumatic amputation of the upper extremity refers to an injury in which part of the arm, hand or fingers are cut or torn from the body due to a traumatic accident.