A family member is paralyzed from waist down. Open bed sore has developed exposing air to the rods placed along his spine which were never removed.

He will not agree to remove the rods at present, 15 years later, due to age, poor condition, he will not survive the surgery. It is possible to close the open would without the surgery?

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Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

It may be possible, but it is hard to give you an answer without first seeing the wound. My recommendation would be to have the patient see a wound specialist and possibly undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Antibiotics may also be needed.

Published on Jun 03, 2016

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Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

It may be possible, but it is hard to give you an answer without first seeing the wound. My recommendation would be to have the patient see a wound specialist and possibly undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Antibiotics may also be needed.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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