Stage 4 Pressure Wound

Topic Title: Stage 4 Pressure Wound
Created On: 08/16/2003 07:25 PM

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 08/22/2003 10:23 PM

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I am a nurse at a nursing home and in my experience, a flap graft surgery sounds right on track. There still is a chance that the graft may not take, but from what I've seen, about 85% do very well. There are other options, though a lot slower at wound closure than surgery would be. Have you followed up with a wound care center?Wounds1 has an area on this site which will refer you to a local wound care center). There are many topical treatments that are effective. There is also a wound vac system(made by KCI, there is info on this site about it) that promotes healing using negative pressure(it essentially is a vaccuum). I have seen it work wonders on some very large, thought to be unhealable wounds. Hope this helps. Email me and let me know how things go. Jennifer
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 08/16/2003 07:25 PM

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My husband went to the hospital for a 14 hour operation. The operation went well but when he was sent to the ICU they discovered a Pressure wound.. He remained in the hospital for three more weeks due to lung & then PT. He was home for a week and developed a high fever due to the pressure wound and was sent back to the hospital for iv anti biotics The Doctors are now talking about plastic surgery ..The ulcer is 11 x 7 x 2 . We are all confused as to what to do. Thanks Dee
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