Trauma, Wounds, & Burns

An Introduction

Trauma, wounds and burns typically occur unexpectedly and can greatly impact your life. Whether you or a loved one has a simple laceration, multiple facial fractures, persistent hidradenitis, or burns to your body, Dr. Snider will be there to help you through some of your toughest moments. She will use both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery techniques to provide restoration to each affected area so that you can heal and regain confidence with your appearance and function.


Unforeseen accidents can lead to facial trauma, hand trauma, and lacerations throughout the body. Dr. Snider treats all types of face, hand and body trauma. She uses innovative reconstructive and cosmetic techniques and cutting edge technology to restore your face or body after an accident. She is meticulous and detailed in her approach and aims to always use your own natural tissue as a first line option to repair the affected area.


Wounds can emerge throughout the body for several different reasons. Some of the most common types of wounds include pressure ulcers, lower leg wounds, hidradenitis, Fournier’s, necrotizing fasciitis, pilonidal cysts, and wounds following surgery. Diabetes, obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, peripheral vascular disease, and chronic venous stasis can contribute to developing and worsening wounds. Dr. Snider treats all types and wounds and will work with a multidisciplinary team, including infectious disease specialists and physical therapists, to bring you improved results.


Burns can be caused by flame, hot liquids, hot surfaces, electrical shock, or exposure to acidic or alkaline substances. They can be disfiguring and can greatly impact your quality of life, especially if they are in an exposed area such as the face, neck and hands. Burns can be divided into 3 types: 1st degree, which only involves the top epidermal layer; 2nd degree, which involves the middle dermal layer; and 3rd degree, which includes all layers of the skin and can scar the most. Acid or alkaline substances can be very caustic and create severe burns. Electrical trauma from high-energy contact with high-voltage lines and can also be very destructive, causing deep burns into muscle and bone. Dr. Snider is trained in evaluation and advanced care of all burn types. She has had extensive training at a certified level 1 burn center and can treat your burns during the initial phase, as well as during the later stages when reconstruction may be required to treat significant scarring caused by the burns.