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Author Rubayi, Salah, author

Title Reconstructive plastic surgery of pressure ulcers / Salah Rubayi ; with contributions by Burl R. Wagenheim and Alicia Mcleland
Published Heidelberg : Springer, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 283 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents History of Pressure Ulcer Management -- Pathology of Pressure Ulcer -- Clinical Wound Evaluation -- General and Special Investigation -- Patient?s Psycho-Social Evaluation -- Pre-Operative Preparation -- Operative Management -- Ischial Ulcer -- Complex Ischial Ulcer -- Sacral Ulcer -- Trochanter Ulcer -- Multiple Flap Procedure as a Single Stage Surgery -- Complex Pressure Ulcer -- The Heel Ulcer -- The Olecranon (elbow) Ulcer Flap -- Hip Joint Involvement with Pressure Ulcer -- Disarticulation and Total Thigh Flap -- Residual Stump Ulceration -- Knee Joint Ulceration -- Post Operative Flap Management -- Flap Complication -- Rehabilitation Post Flap Surgery
Summary This abundantly illustrated guide, based on work at the renowned Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, describes and depicts operative techniques for the treatment of the devastating wounds caused by pressure ulcers. Comprehensive information is provided on the surgical anatomy and the variety of wounds that may be encountered. In addition, interventions in patients with complicated ulcers are discussed. Pressure ulcer is a topic of growing importance in the fields of plastic surgery, surgical education, and physical therapy? and also has important psychosocial, medicolegal, and cost management implications. Readers will find Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Pressure Ulcer to be an ideal aid to appropriate selection of flap surgery in the individual patient. It will help in the achievement of satisfactory outcomes and will especially assist surgeons who lack the requisite specialized training and experience
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 1, 2015)
Subject Bedsores -- Surgery.
Surgery, Plastic.
Pressure Ulcer -- surgery.
Form Electronic book
Author Mcleland, Alicia, contributor
Wagenheim, Burl R., contributor
ISBN 3662453576 (print)
3662453584 (electronic bk.)
9783662453575 (print)
9783662453582 (electronic bk.)