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Adv Wound Care. 1995 Jan-Feb;8(1):49-53.

Evaluation of the effectiveness of two support surfaces following myocutaneous flap surgery.


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. Usually reducing pressure requires an expensive high-tech support surface. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a less expensive support surface. There were 12 patients involved in a clinical trial that lasted 14 days and compared the effectiveness of the ROHO dry-floatation mattress to that of the Clinitron bed. Findings indicated that post-operative patients were effectively treated on either support surface.

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