Case 7 part 4: Complicated lower extremity wound

by nadine on September 12, 2012

Here are photos of is the patient 1 month postop.  She is very happy!

 

DONOR SITE- thigh

The donor site has almost fully re-epithelialized.  The patient should continue  applying gentle moisturizer to the area at a minimum of once each day for the next  6 months.

 

 

 

 

RECIPIENT SITE- Lower Leg

The skin graft has completely healed as have the underlying bones and the patien  is walking again.  Notice how smooth the graft is- even though it was initially  meshed, the small cuts in the graft have nicely filled in.  Gentle moisturizing lotion  and massage should be done to the area at a minimum of once each day for the next  6 months.  In addition, some type of compression stocking or an ace wrap should  be worn regularly to decrease/prevent swelling in the area.

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