“The patient presented for wound care for a nonhealing post-op wound.
In early June, she had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction and placement of tissue expanders. Two weeks later she received hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In early July, the left breast flap became partially necrotic requiring surgical debridement, complex closure, and removal of tissue expanders. The superior portion of the left flap was red, inflamed and draining. The patient also reported a decrease in appetite and a 5-pound weight loss.”
We started her on Juven* BID and increased her protein intake. Within 4 days the patient’s condition began to improve.”
This female patient fell within the age range of 56-70. The healthcare professional in charge was a certified wound specialist (M.D.).