Treatment of hostile midline back wounds: an extreme approach.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The basic principles of successful wound closure remain the same: careful preoperative evaluation, removal of underlying nonviable tissue, and well-vascularized soft-tissue coverage. Many complex or "hostile" back wound closures also require stabilization of the spine and a two-layered wound closure. The use of long arteriovenous fistulas with free tissue transfer provides an additional weapon for the treatment of these complex wounds.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Few, JW; Marcus, JR; Lee, MJ; Ondra, S; Dumanian, GA

Published Date

  • June 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 105 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 2448 - 2451

PubMed ID

  • 10845300

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-1052

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006534-200006000-00022


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States