Power saw injuries may have catastrophic results when used incorrectly. Darrell L. Henderson, MD is well-trained at performing procedures to treat power saw injuries to help patients regain the use of their hands, wrists, and lower arms.

What Types of Power Saw Injuries Require Medical Attention?

Even superficial cuts from a power saw should be evaluated by one of our plastic surgeons. The reason for this is that power saws are used to cut through a variety of materials. A superficial cut allows debris and other foreign objects into the cut, and without proper medical evaluation, the cut may become infected.

The most severe types of power saw injuries are deeper wounds and amputations. Deep wounds damage soft tissue, nerves, bone, and tendons. Amputation results in significant blood loss over a short period of time.

What Treatment Is Recommended for Power Saw Injuries?

For superficial cuts, your plastic surgeon thoroughly cleans the wound and uses stitches to close the wound. A bandage is then applied over the repaired cut to enhance healing and protect against infection.

Deep wounds and amputation require immediate surgery. Your plastic surgeon works on both the large structures of the area, such as bones, as well as the tiny structures that require microsurgery, including nerves and blood vessels. Having a plastic surgeon repair your deep wound or amputation means that the surgery not only restores function, but also minimizes scarring and results in the best possible appearance of the area.

What Happens After My Treatment for a Power Saw Injury?

With proper treatment, superficial cuts heal very well. Your plastic surgeon is skilled in repairing wounds with little to no scarring, so there may be no sign of the injury.

After surgery for a deep wound or amputation, your recovery depends on your ability to rest and be patient with your body. After you heal from your surgery, your plastic surgeon may recommend physical therapy.

What Does Treatment for a Power Saw 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.

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.


Darrell Henderson, MD
401 North College Road, Suite 3
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-385-5836
Fax: 337-233-5054

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