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Foot Surgery for Epidermolysis Bullosa

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Foot Surgery for Epidermolysis Bullosa

What is Foot Surgery for Epidermolysis Bullosa?

During foot surgery for epidermolysis bullosa, excessive scar tissue from repeated lesions is cut from the toes and feet. Skin grafts are then used in order to replace missing skin.

Also Known As 

  • Foot surgery
  • Contracted foot correction
  • Skin grafting

Conditions Treated with Foot Surgery for Epidermolysis Bullosa:

Foot surgery for epidermolysis bullosa is performed in order to improve movement of contracted feet in cases of epidermolysis bullosa, a recessive inherited condition.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Foot Surgery for Epidermolysis Bullosa:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to foot surgery for epidermolysis bullosa.

Anesthesia with Foot Surgery for Epidermolysis Bullosa:

Foot surgery for epidermolysis bullosa can be performed with a local anesthetic. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Foot Surgery for Epidermolysis Bullosa:

Possible risks following epidermolysis bullosa include infection, bleeding, blisters and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible for the skin grafts to fail.

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