Reconstructive surgery is often reserved for deep or hard to heal pressure ulcers, or both.
Pressure ulcers develop when areas without sensation are subjected to unrelieved pressure for too long. Common scenarios include paraplegics who sit for several hours at a time and sedated patients laying in hospital beds.
When the ulcers are deep enough to expose muscle or bone, reconstructive surgery is a good option. Furthermore, our faculty are pioneering new approaches to treat pressure ulcers. Call today for a consultation.