Optimizing the Patient for Surgical Treatment of the Wound

Wesley T. Myers, Mimi Leong, Linda Phillips

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Abstract

Plastic surgeons are consulted often to close wounds that fail or are difficult to heal. Optimizing the patient's medical condition before surgical closure of a wound can mean the difference between a successful outcome and an undesirable one. It is imperative that plastic surgeons have an extensive knowledge of the modifiable risk factors affecting the wound-healing process and their subsequent complications. This knowledge allows the surgeon to tailor the treatment options and intervene when appropriate to optimize outcomes for successful surgical closure of a wound. Whether the impairments to wound healing and closure are local or systemic, they must be addressed appropriately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-620
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

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Wound Healing
Wounds and Injuries
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Surgical Wound

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Optimizing the Patient for Surgical Treatment of the Wound. / Myers, Wesley T.; Leong, Mimi; Phillips, Linda.

In: Clinics in Plastic Surgery, Vol. 34, No. 4, 10.2007, p. 607-620.

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Myers, Wesley T. ; Leong, Mimi ; Phillips, Linda. / Optimizing the Patient for Surgical Treatment of the Wound. In: Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2007 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 607-620.
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