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Pressure-sore reconstruction

Pressure-sore reconstruction

Pressure-sore reconstruction: Pressure-sore reconstruction is surgery to repair a skin ulcer with a skin flap; fascia and muscle flaps may also be required. The wound is cleaned out and any bony protuberances are removed. Most sacral and ischial sores are reconstructed with skin from the buttocks region and upper thigh. The flap is created and moved over the excised area; the opening where the flap was taken is either closed alone or with a skin graft.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Pressure-sore reconstruction

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Pressure-sore reconstruction:

Non-Surgical Options: Pressure-sore reconstruction

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Pressure-sore reconstruction:

  • Small sores may heal without surgery

Anesthetic Requirements for Pressure-sore reconstruction

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Pressure-sore reconstruction may include:

  • Regional or general anesthesia

Procedure Complications: Pressure-sore reconstruction

Possible surgical complications of Pressure-sore reconstruction may include:

  • Recurrent pressure sore(s)
  • Infection
  • Sutures split open

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Pressure-sore reconstruction

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good if appropriate post-operative care is taken and the patient is rotated thereafter.

Pressure-sore reconstruction: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Pressure-sore reconstruction: Six to eight weeks or longer.

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