Risk factors for significant wound complications following wide resection of extremity soft tissue sarcomas.

@article{Schwartz2013RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for significant wound complications following wide resection of extremity soft tissue sarcomas.},
  author={Adam J. Schwartz and A. Immaculate Nancy Rebecca and Anthony Smith and William Casey and Jonathan Ben Ashman and Leonard L. Gunderson and Kelly Curtis and Yu-Hui Chang and Christopher P. Beauchamp},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2013},
  volume={471 11},
  pages={3612-7}
}
BACKGROUND Wound complications following resection of a localized soft tissue sarcoma have been associated with lower extremity location, large tumor volume, and use of preoperative radiation. Some of these wounds, however, show the potential for healing with local wound care and nonsurgical techniques. We are unaware of any published data establishing factors associated with nonhealing wounds that ultimately are treated with local or free vascularized tissue transfer. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES The… CONTINUE READING
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