Treating a Penetrating InjuryPatients with severe injuries enter the emergency room and trauma centers on a daily basis.
What is a penetrating injury?
Penetrating injuries occur to soft tissue, nerve and bones, usually due to assault with a knife or gun. These types of injuries also commonly take place at work especially for those around power tools. Identifying such injuries is crucial and unnecessary delays typically between 6-12 hours can lead to irreversible limb ischemia (lack of blood flow and circulation to the limb) and possible limb loss.
Dr.Volshteyn, our board certified plastic surgeon, is well versed with such injuries. He is closely affiliated with the Trauma Center at Robert Wood Johnson, as well as serves as an on call trauma plastic surgeon for several area hospitals and trauma centers. He completed a fellowship in microsurgery, allowing him to work on injuries to nerves and blood vessels.
If you or anyone has an emergency, please do not hesitate to call 732-641-3350 to speak directly to the doctor.