Darrell L. Henderson, MD provides treatment to patients in Lafayette, LA, who have suffered from fingertip injuries in order to regain use of their fingers, as well as return the sensation of feeling.
You are constantly using your fingers and hands for a variety of day-to-day tasks. As you work and play, your fingertips are vulnerable to a multitude of injuries – cuts, abrasions, burns, amputations, and injuries to the nail beds. Your fingertips have soft tissue, blood vessels, and nerves – all of which can be damaged. Without proper treatment, fingertip injuries result in lost sensation and, in the most extreme cases, significant loss of blood and mobility.
What Treatment Is Recommended for Fingertip Injuries?
Immediately after your fingertip injury, you should administer first aid to control bleeding and protect against infection. Your injury should be evaluated by one of our plastic surgeons to determine if antibiotics or surgery is needed. Deep lacerations and amputations require surgery. The goal of surgery is to repair damage to the nerves and blood vessels and, when appropriate, reattach the amputated portion of your fingertip. Darrell L. Henderson, MD specializes in the reconstructive and microsurgery you need for your fingertip injury.
What Happens After My Treatment for a Fingertip Injury?
Your plastic surgeon provides you with detailed post-surgical instructions. You should follow these instructions carefully to ensure that your fingertip heals properly. Most fingertip injuries do not require physical therapy unless amputation is required. If your plastic surgeon determines that amputation is necessary or that the fingertip cannot be reattached, surgery involves restoring the blood supply and, whenever possible, nerve function of the finger. In these cases, physical therapy helps you perform day-to-day tasks after you have lost a portion of your finger.
What Does Treatment for a Fingertip Injury Cost?
We accept most insurance including workers’ comp. The total cost of your hand and wrist operation depends on several factors. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs. We also offer financing through CareCredit®. To learn more call our office today.
Why Choose Darrell L. Henderson, MD
- We are the premier providers for reconstruction in Lafayette.
- Our team of surgical experts are highly qualified to perform a number of different reconstruction procedures.
- We offer a personalized and individualized treatment approach.
- We prioritize your health and well-being above all else.
What to Expect During your Consultation
We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:
- Your medical history
- Discussion of your concerns and goals
- Explanation of procedure and expected results
- Customized treatment plan(s)
- Applicable fees and financing information
Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.