Nonfacial reconstructive techniques

Shari A. Ochoa

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Abstract

BACKGROUND Nonfacial reconstruction encompasses several anatomic locations with varied topography, skin quality, and tissue reservoirs. Patients also have varied mobility concerns and wound care needs when managing wounds in these areas. MATERIALS AND METHODS This article includes techniques and approaches from the dermatologic surgery, plastic surgery, and podiatric surgery literature in an effort to provide a comprehensive overview of the subject matter. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION Functionally and esthetically acceptable reconstructions of nonfacial surgical wounds can be accomplished with a variety of techniques based on the characteristics of the wound and unique needs of the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S229-S238
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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