What are the goals of postoperative care following reconstruction of 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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In terms of the ultimate success or failure of pressure injury reconstruction, the work done in the operating room is only the first step. Once a pressure injury has been successfully closed, appropriate postoperative care must be initiated to encourage wound healing and to reduce the risk of complications such as recurrence.


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