Pediatric Reconstruction

Reconstructive surgery or reconstruction refers to surgery that aims to rebuild body parts. "Pediatric" refers to surgery in infants, children and even adolescents. Sometimes children are born with or develop body parts that benefit from surgery to improve how they function or change how they look. Reconstructive surgery including microsurgery in children can include manipulation your child’s body tissues with surgical techniques that might include operations called grafts, flaps and other treatments of body parts. Surgery in children can require specialized care because of underlying “congenital” (present at birth) conditions, smaller size structures, such as blood vessels, nerves, tendons, bones, and other reasons. An example of a pediatric reconstruction procedure is a cleft lip and palate repair. Reconstructive surgeons are also able to perform other types of surgeries in children like transferring a leg bone to the arm or even a bilateral hand transplantation.