The incidence and predictors of lower limb split skin graft failure and primary closure dehiscence in day case surgical patients

Stankiewicz, Monica (2013) The incidence and predictors of lower limb split skin graft failure and primary closure dehiscence in day case surgical patients. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This project was an observational study of outpatients following lower limb surgical procedures for removal of skin cancers. Findings highlight a previously unreported high surgical site failure rate. Results also identified four potential risk factors (increasing age, presence of leg pain, split skin graft and haematoma) which negatively impact on surgical site healing in this population.

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ID Code: 64753
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Coyer, Fiona & Osborne, Sonya
Keywords: Lower limb, surgical site, dermatology, risk factors, complication
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2013 23:48
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 21:54

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