Whether you have been affected by crush injuries, poor circulation, diabetic ulcers, gangrene or necrosis, surgical wounds, radiation effects, tumors, disease, or other conditions, surgeons at the OSU Department of Plastic Surgery and the OSU Medical center can help. Our doctors are specialty-trained in complex reconstruction procedures that can restore both form and function for those who have suffered from a range of injuries, disease or conditions.
Please take a look at some of the treatments our center offers, and contact the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.
The legs, thighs, calves, and feet can be susceptible to a number of injuries or conditions that can cause immobility and dramatic lifestyle changes. Some types of wounds to the lower extremities, such as diabetic ulcers, injuries, cancer removal, and others may be non-healing and require advanced treatment to renew both form and functionality. Our doctors offer a number of treatments, including microsurgical reconstruction surgery (connection of small blood vessels), flap reconstruction, skin substitution, growth factor therapy, hyperbaric and topical oxygen therapy, cosmetic surgery, and options to improve the functionality and aesthetics of lower extremities affected by trauma, cancer, and other conditions.
Upper Extremities, Trunk, and Abdomen
Trauma and disease that can affect the upper extremities, the trunk, and abdomen can be treated with the latest procedures designed to reconstruct the area and help you improve function and appearance. If you have undergone a mastectomy, our practice offers the latest breast reconstruction procedures performed by skilled, specialty-trained plastic surgeons that can recreate the breasts with natural-looking results. For patients who have been affected by injury, cancer, or other conditions in the trunk or abdomen, we offer an array of treatment options that can renew the skin and rebuild the area. We also have a number of facial and nasal reconstruction experts on staff who can restore functionality and aesthetics to areas of the face that may have lost mobility and/or have been altered in appearance.
Please contact the OSU Department of Plastic Surgery for more information on complex reconstruction after trauma and cancer in areas of the upper and lower body.
Burn injuries are some of the most traumatic and life-altering conditions one can ever face. While smoking and open flame are the most common causes of burns in older adults, scalding is the most common in children. Burns can have devastating consequences on both the physical body and the emotional makeup of patients who have been affected. Disfigurement, loss of mobility, risk of infection, deep scarring, and psychological issues can be so severe that they significantly effect a patient’s way of life. The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery works with skilled and experienced burn reconstruction experts that can rebuild the skin restore form and function for patients who have suffered from first, second, and third degree burns. Our doctors can help people who have experienced a number of burn types, including:
- Electrical burns
- Radiation burns
- Thermal burns
- Chemical burns
Treatment options for burn care and reconstruction procedures vary depending on each patient’s condition and tolerance for certain therapies. Options may include one or more of the following:
- Pain management
- Physical and/or occupational therapy
- IV (intravenous) fluids and electrolytes
- Skin grafting surgery
- Reconstruction surgery for function and aesthetics
State-of-the-art technology and the expert burn care surgeons here at the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery can offer hope for people who have suffered these traumatic and life-changing injuries. Please contact us today for more information on our treatment options.