What is included in initial 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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From the time of transfer from the operating table to the air-fluid bed, care must be exercised to prevent shearing and tension across the flap repair. Patients are positioned flat in the air-fluid bed for 4 weeks. After 4 weeks, the patient can be placed carefully into a semisitting position.


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