Pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury

Authors: L. Mrňa 1;  L. Frajer 1;  J. Hoch 1;  V. Hyšperská 2
Authors‘ workplace: Chirurgická klinika 2. LF UK a FN Motol, přednosta: prof. MUDr. J. Hoch, CSc. 1;  Spinální jednotka při Klinice rehabilitace a tělovýchovného lékařství 2. LF UK a FN Motol, přednosta: prof. PaedDr. P. Kolář, Ph. D. 2
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2015, roč. 94, č. 8, s. 329-332.
Category: Original articles


Pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury represent a challenging problem that often leads to recurrent hospitalizations, multiple surgeries, and potentially devastating complications.

Review article.

The paper presents possible types of reconstructive surgery of ischial, sacral and trochanteric pressure ulcers and our own experience with procedures of such pressure ulcers done in three years.

We emphasize the versatility and reliability of gluteus maximus musculocutaneus flaps and the importance of preoperative preparation and postoperative care.

Key words:
pressure ulcer – spinal cord injury – gluteus maximus musculocutaneus flap


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