Skin Reconstruction Case Study 17

Skin Reconstruction Case Study 17

This lady had a malignant melanoma removed from her trunk. When removing a melanoma one needs to remove additional tissue to prevent local recurrence. In doing so one will create a defect that can be difficult to reconstruct. The use of skin grafts and local flaps are the usual ways to reconstruct defects in this … Continued
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Skin Reconstruction Case Study 16

Skin Reconstruction Case Study 16

This gentleman has developed an unusual benign tumour on his webspace. This has been removed and reconstructed with a local flap. A local flap maintains the blood supply and is moved from the back of the hand into the web. In plastic surgery it is best to replace like with like tissue and the reconstruction … Continued
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Skin Reconstruction Case Study 15

Skin Reconstruction Case Study 15

This gentleman has developed an unusual benign tumour on his webspace. This has been removed and reconstructed with a local flap. A local flap maintains the blood supply and is moved from the back of the hand into the web. In plastic surgery it is best to replace like with like tissue and the reconstruction … Continued
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Skin Reconstruction Case Study 14

Skin Reconstruction Case Study 14

This lady has under went an excision of a cyst. The length of the scar needs to be twice to three times the length of the lesion although over time the scar will heal. The result is seen at 3 months postop when the scar has almost faded.
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Skin Reconstruction Case Study 13

Skin Reconstruction Case Study 13

This gentleman has had a pyogenic granuloma removed from his finger via curettage and cautery and the finger left to heal. The hand is highly vascularized and like the face wounds left open can heal very quickly. The final result is seen at 5 weeks when the wound has healed.
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Skin Reconstruction Case Study 12

Skin Reconstruction Case Study 12

This gentleman developed a pyogenic granuloma on his finger that grew rapidly. Curettage and cautery often is the best treatment for this although it can take a number of weeks to heal. The final result is shown at 2 months when the wounds have healed.
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Skin Reconstruction Case Study 11

Skin Reconstruction Case Study 11

This lady has had a skin graft on the top of her foot. The pictures are taken at one week, two weeks, 6 weeks, 1 year and two years postop to show how the skin graft changes with time as it heals and the scar softens. Patients must massage the scars in order to improve … Continued
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Skin Reconstruction Case Study 10

This patient has had a melanoma removed from the upper arm and reconstructed with a VY flap. The photo at 1 week is followed up with a picture at 1 year to show how the scars can fade over time when the wounds are closed under minimal tension.
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Skin Reconstruction Case Study 9

Two local flaps have been used to reconstruct a large defect following the removal of a skin cancer. The local flaps are visualised prior to stitch removal at 2 weeks at 6 months and again at 1 year. It is important to continue to massage these scars during this time to optimise the scar quality
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Skin Reconstruction Case Study 8

A local flap has been used for reconstruction following tumour removal. The local flap is visualised at 10 days and then again at a year. It does take time for the local flaps to settle and massage is very important through the recovery
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