Category : Flap Reconstruction

Can young people develop bed sores during an admission to a medical facility?

Absolutely.  Bed sores are not a condition isolated to the elderly.  In many circumstances, younger patients in nursing homes and hospitals face many of the same risk factors that their contemporaries encounter: remaining in one position for extended periods of time, being kept in soiled linens for extended periods and general neglect by staff when […]

What is ‘flap reconstruction’ and why is it necessary to treat bed sores?

In cases involving advanced bed sores (stage 3 or stage 4) a surgery may be necessary to cover the open wounds and aide in healing.  Surgical reconstruction of bed sores is often performed using flap surgery (also called flap reconstruction).  The surgical procedure involves harvesting healthy skin and muscle from nearby areas on the body […]