What are the long-term surgical options for frostbite?

Updated: Jul 29, 2019
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Long-term surgical management includes the following options:

  • Debridement of demarcated nonviable tissue - The demarcation process usually takes 1-3 months from the time of initial exposure [24]

  • Skin grafting

  • Reconstruction of nose, ears, fingers, and toes

  • Referral for physical rehabilitation


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