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TRAUMA

After an accident, it is normal to focus on any physical injuries that may have occurred. These range from minor cuts and bruises to life-threatening conditions that require surgery and extended hospital stays. One aspect of post-accident injury that is often overlooked is that of the emotional impact it can have on those who have been involved. Most people either do not recognize that they have suffered emotional trauma or try to conceal the symptoms, thinking they are not serious enough to warrant professional help. This is a major mistake. Just like an untreated physical trauma and emotional one may also get worse if ignored.

RECONSTRUCTION

Craniomaxillofacial trauma, or trauma of the face and skull, requires prompt and accurate diagnosis to ensure proper treatment, mainly due to trauma often resulting in complex bony and soft tissue injuries. At UC Health Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, our physicians approach treating trauma of the face and skull with leading-edge diagnostic and surgical techniques.

Using high-resolution CT scanners and 3D CT formatting, the surgeons can create a life-like simulation of fractures from the trauma to obtain the best possible results.

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WOUND CARE

Whenever your skin is injured – whether by accident or from surgery – your body works to repair the wound. As your skin heals, a scar may form, as this is a natural part of the healing process.

Here are dermatologists’ tips for reducing the appearance of scars caused by injuries such as skinned knees or deep scratches.

DIABETIC FOOT

Foot problems are common in people with diabetes. They can happen over time when high blood sugar damages the nerves and blood vessels in the feet. The nerve damage, called diabetic neuropathy, can cause numbness, tingling, pain, or a loss of feeling in your feet.

The best way to protect your feet is by controlling your blood sugar levels every day. This will help keep nerve and blood vessel damage from getting worse. The next step is to keep the skin of your feet healthy.

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