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Skin graft surgery is performed in hospital for the first time TO

Patient Fernando Joaquim David, 30, underwent the procedure to close a leg wound

 
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Skin graft surgery was performed at the Hospital Regional Public Paraíso do Tocantins
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Skin graft surgery was performed at the Hospital Regional Public Paraíso do Tocantins

After medical evaluation and surgery, the Regional Public Hospital Paraíso do Tocantins (HRPP) held for the first time, skin graft surgery by the Unified Health System (SUS), on November 19. The patient Fernando Joaquim David, 30, underwent the procedure to close a leg wound.

According to plastic surgeon Gustavo Salviano, basic procedures were performed plastic surgery that has among its purposes to cover wounds or skin flaws. The flap constitutes a segment of transferring skin from one location to another, keeping the vascular pedicle (blood vessel) while the graft skin transfer is performed without the vascular pedicle, using special bandages to the skin received vascularity of the recipient bed (injured). In the case of this patient, as the injury was very extensive, there was the need for the advancement of a flap, as well as skin grafting, Salviano explained.

In the case of this patient, the benefits are enormous, considering that was - if a large open wound, with no prospect if only improves with bandages. Not to mention the possibility of secondary infection in the wound and limitations of daily activities of the patient, if not undergo the procedure, the doctor said.

"And the prediction recovery is relatively rapid, since in one (1) week know whether the transplanted skin in a region of the patient achieved the wound handle, or if there adhesion to wound and skin graft is feasible. Then some additional care must be taken during the initial adaptation of the skin to its new bed, "concluded the doctor.

After the first surgery, the HRPP will be performing other reparatory such as the treatment of patients with skin cancer. Is studying the possibility of performing surgeries on patients with gigantomastias (giant breasts) and breast reconstruction in patients who have had breast cancer.

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