See what questions
a doctor would ask.
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.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Pressure-sore reconstruction:
These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Pressure-sore reconstruction:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Pressure-sore reconstruction may include:
Possible surgical complications of Pressure-sore reconstruction may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good if appropriate post-operative care is taken and the patient is rotated thereafter.
Search Specialists by State and City