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    to cure bed sore

    Hi,
    I do not know if anyone could help my friend. She's paraplegic and has a bed sore since almost 2 years. Where's the best place in Ameica to cure sores? Here in Quebec, after 2 unsuccesful surgeries, they told her that she would have to live with it. She's discouraged
    She would like to find solution somewhere else ...
    Thank you very much.

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    Where is the sore located? Is she staying of of it?

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    On left ischion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    On left ischion...
    If she's been dealing with it for that long, it's probably gotten to the point where she's going to need surgery to put the wound into a condition where it can heal. There may be other confounding factors (diabetes??) prohibiting successful closure of the wound.

    She should join this forum so that she can communicate directly with us and the medical experts on this site so that she can get better advice.
    No one ever became unsuccessful by helping others out

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    She doesn't speak englsh...
    She already had 2 surgeries without success...
    She also suffers from systemic scleroderma cutaneous
    Last edited by Steve; 11-01-2018 at 07:12 PM.

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    Has she been tested for osteomyelitis? Has her protein level been checked? Look into flowable matrix. Its used on diabetics for foot sores, but I used it on my butt.

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    She would have to see a plastic surgeon who specializes in flaps for SCI persons. Requires debridement, then wound vac flap surgery then minimally 6 weeks on sand bed lying flat. Then very slow sitting program. So we are talking months. Sometimes there is not enough to flap.
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    Thanks a lot. I'll tell her...
    I'll keep you informed

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    I'll ask her, thx baldfatdad

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    She would have to see a plastic surgeon who specializes in flaps for SCI persons. Requires debridement, then wound vac flap surgery then minimally 6 weeks on sand bed lying flat. Then very slow sitting program. So we are talking months. Sometimes there is not enough to flap.
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    What's flaps?

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