Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
**Impact Factor calculated based on Google Scholar Citations. Please contact us for any more details.

Major Scope

  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Ophthalmic Surgery
  •  Pediatric Surgery
  •  Urology
  •  Robotic Surgery
  •  Emergency Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1325.Case Report | Open Access

Complex Reconstructive Plastic Surgery for End Stage Pressure Ulcers in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Caroline Yao, David Perrault and Salah Rubayi

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Southern California, USA

*Correspondance to: Salah Rubayi 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1325


The development of pressure ulcers is related to many factors. Primarily the lack of sensation and unrelieved pressure resulting in ischemia of the tissue which eventually will progress to necrosis and development of stage pressure ulcers. The worst is stage 3 & 4. If proper wound care and patient education may help to heal these wounds but unfortunately in spinal cord injury patients there is a high incident of recurrence of pressure ulcers, between 30-60%. Therefore with the advancement of reconstructive plastic surgery this becomes possible to repair the defect but there is a limitation to how many times using the same tissue or exhaustion of the tissue available. We describe in this case how a spinal cord injury patient approached the final limit of tissue available prior to final disarticulation. As a result a complex reconstructive surgery was performed and described.


Cite the article

Yao C, Perrault D, Rubayi S. Complex Reconstructive Plastic Surgery for End Stage Pressure Ulcers in Spinal Cord Injury Patients. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1325.

Search Our Journal

Journal Indexed In

Articles in PubMed

Antimicrobial Peptides: A Potential Therapeutic Option for Surgical Site Infections
 PubMed  PMC  PDF  Full Text
Voice Outcomes in Laryngotracheal Stenosis: Impact of the Montgomery T-tube
 PubMed  PMC  PDF  Full Text
View More...

Articles with Grants

Evaluation of the Perimamillar Breast-Conserving Surgery as a Standard Level-I Modified Round Block Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
 Abstract  PDF  Full Text
A Novel Anatomical Locking Plate Fixation for T-Shaped Acetabular Fracture: Finite Element Analysis
 Abstract  PDF  Full Text
View More...