When is wound reconstruction considered as a treatment for pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Wound reconstruction can be considered once the bacterial load has been sufficiently minimized to reduce the risk of infectious complications. Furthermore, the patient’s social situation and nutritional status must be optimized (albumin level >3.5 g/mL) to reduce the risk of an adverse outcome.


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