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General and Special Investigation in Pressure Ulcer Patients

  • Salah Rubayi
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Abstract

In surgery, when a wound is evaluated clinically, certain laboratory and diagnostic tests are ordered for the following reasons:

Keywords

Heterotopic Ossification Pressure Ulcer Chronic Osteomyelitis Ischial Tuberosity Flap Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation CenterDowneyUSA
  2. 2.Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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