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Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps in Breast Reconstruction

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help salvage compromised skin grafts and tissue flaps during breast reconstructions to achieve full and healthy recovery.

Muscle Flap Surgery & HBOT

Muscle flap surgery can be utilized in much the same way as skin flaps and grafts, and can be aided by hyperbaric oxygen therapy should any complications arise following the procedure.

Skin Flap Surgery, Explained

Skin flap surgery is a reconstructive process involving the partial detachment and repositioning of healthy tissue from donor to recipient site to cover a nearby wound.

Keys to Quick Healing Following Skin Graft Surgery

Following your doctor's guidance for proper care, checking for signs of infection, and utilizing HBOT can assist healing following skin graft surgery.

Infection Symptoms Following Skin Graft Surgery

Symptoms of a post-skin graft surgery infection include fever, pain, swelling and redness at the wound site, or loss of limb movement.

Skin Graft Complications

Skin graft complications can include bleeding, infection at the donor or recipient sites, limitations in limb movement, and more, all of which can be alleviated through the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy following the procedure.

Surgical Skin Flaps, Defined

A skin flap transplants tissue from a donor to recipient site on the body, while retaining its original blood supply. This surgical procedure is often used in reconstructive surgery to repair wounds.

Advantages of HBOT for Compromised Skin Grafts & Flaps

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has demonstrated significant benefits in the salvage of compromised skin grafts and flaps, such as increasing circulation and oxygenation, creating new blood vessels, stimulating fibroblasts, enhancing white blood cells, and over time, lessening irradiated tissue damage.