What are the possible complications reconstructive surgery 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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Complications as a result of reconstructive surgery are, unfortunately, considerable. Such complications include the following:

  • Hematoma
  • Seroma
  • Wound dehiscence
  • Wound infection
  • Recurrence

With the use of well-vascularized flaps, flap necrosis is infrequent.


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