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Complex Reconstruction at Stanford

Reconstructed Metacarpal FracturesPatients may require reconstructive surgery after severe trauma, birth problems, or cancer. Optimal reconstruction may involve multiple staged procedures, new biomaterials, and/or microsurgical transplants.

At the Stanford Complex Reconstruction Center, each patient's needs are unique. Therefore, the surgical plan must be individualized.

Clinical care is coordinated with specialties such as Radiology, General Surgery, Oncology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, and Vascular Surgery.

At Left: Multiple fixation techniques were used to reconstruct metacarpal fractures.



Each patient referred to the Center will undergo a comprehensive evaluation, and a reconstructive plan will be determined before surgical reconstruction is performed. The goal is to restore best possible form and function to return patients to their normal daily activities.

Emergency Department Transfers
Physician consultation, transfer of trauma patients and other patients with emergency medical conditions are facilitated 24 hours a day.

Hospital Inpatients
Inpatients requiring consultation or higher level of care for complex reconstruction are faciliated through the Stanford Transfer Center.

Emergency and Inpatient:
1-800-800-1551 or (650) 723-4696

Clinic Outpatients

Requests for consultations or clinic appointments are facilitated through the Stanford Referral Center (1-866-742-4811).

Innovative Techniques

The development and use of new techniques, as well as creatively employing traditional methods, allows state-of-the-art reconstruction to restore optimal form and function.


Complex Reconstructive Problems Addressed

Above: This post-operative 3D CT angiogram showed patent vessels and good bone alignment after the fibula bone was transplanted to reconstruct the maxilla in the face.

Below: The anterior interosseous nerve was transferred to the motor branch of the ulnar nerve in order to more rapidly restore hand muscle function.





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