Soft Tissue Injury in New Jersey

Are you struggling to recover from a soft tissue injury? At Atlantic Surgical Associates in West Long Branch, New Jersey, we offer reconstructive microsurgery to repair soft tissue injuries of the body. We welcome patients from New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Staten Island, NY, and the surrounding communities.

What Are Soft Tissue Injuries?

Soft tissues refer to the “softer” parts of the outer body excluding bones and joints. Soft tissue injuries are common, ranging from minor to severe.

These injuries fall into two categories

  1. Acute: Injuries caused by sudden trauma, such as a fall, twist, or blow to the body.
  2. Overuse: Gradual injury over time and typically with athletes or other activity that is repetitively performed closely together, without allowing the body to heal between occurrences.

How Much Does Soft Tissue Injury Treatment Cost in West Long Branch, NJ?

The cost of your care will depend on the nature and severity of your injury and the most appropriate course of treatment. During your initial consultation with Dr. Volshteyn, a tailored treatment plan will be developed so we can give you an accurate cost. You can learn more about what to expect and ways to pay for your treatment on our financing page.

Most Common Acute Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Sprains: A stretch and/or tear of a ligament, which is a band of connective tissues that connects bones to one another. Ligaments help support and stabilize the body’s joints.
  • Strains: An injury to a muscle and/or tendon. These are fibrous cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones.
  • Contusions: A bruise that is caused by continuous blows or one direct blow. These crush the muscle fibers and connective tissue without even breaking the skin.

The R.I.C.E Treatment Used for Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Rest: Take a break from the activity that caused your injury.
  • Ice: Use cold packs in intervals of 20 minutes multiple times throughout the day.
  • Compression: To prevent any blood loss or and minimize swelling, wrap area with a compression sleeve or band.
  • Elevation: This is to reduce swelling. Elevate the injury higher than your heart.

How Are Serious Soft Tissue Injuries Treated?

If you have attempted the R.I.C.E. protocol without finding relief, there may be a more serious underlying issue involving the ligament, tendon, nerve, or blood vessel. This would need to be addressed as soon as possible before the damage becomes irreversible.

While many soft tissue injuries heal on their own, sometimes surgery is necessary to repair tears or damage to underlying nerves, tendons, blood vessels, ligaments, and muscles. In these cases, it’s important to consult with a surgeon as soon as possible to avoid irreversible damage and scar tissue from limiting function.

Microsurgery techniques can be used to repair damage to very small structures like blood vessels to ensure proper blood flow, nerves to restore sensation and motion, and muscles to restore function to the injured area.

Dr. Volshteyn, the board-certified plastic surgeon of Atlantic Surgical Associates, completed his fellowship in micro surgery and is well versed in the repair of soft tissue injuries. Please contact our office in West Long Branch, New Jersey, today to schedule your appointment. We welcome patients in nearby communities in Monmouth, Ocean, and Essex counties.