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Evaluation of Effectiveness of Two Support Surfaces Following Myocutaneous Flap Surgery

“Evaluation of Effectiveness of Two Support Surfaces Following Myocutaneous Flap Surgery” by Nicholas G. Economides, Vasilios A. Skoutakis, Charles A. Carter and Valorie H. Smith (Reprinted with permission from “Advances in Skin and Wound Care,” 2000).

Recurrence of pressure ulcers is a serious problem following myocutaneous flap surgery and can lead to prolonged and expensive hospitalization. One of the most important aspects of patient care after surgery is the monitoring of reduced pressure in the area of the flap.

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