Reconstructive microsurgery is a general term that is used to describe the surgical treatment of patients with complex injuries involving skin, muscle, tendons, nerve, and bone, where sections of living skin, muscle and bone are transplanted from one part of the body to another.

When is reconstructive microsurgery needed?

  • Severe traumatic injury
  • Surgery to remove cancerous tumors
  • Severe infections

Goals of Reconstructive Microsurgery

  • Limb preservation
  • Restoring limb function

Technique Overiew

  • This technique allows the surgeon to use the injured patient’s own bone or tissue to cover a wound, rebuild an arm or a leg, or restore lost function.
  • The key to this technically complicated procedure is the careful microscopic reattachment of the tiny blood vessels to the tissues being transplanted so that they continue to live and function in their new location.