During hand 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.
- Hand surgery
- Skin grafting
Treated with Hand Surgery for Epidermolysis Bullosa:
Hand surgery for epidermolysis bullosa is performed
in order to improve movement of contracted feet in cases of epidermolysis
bullosa, a recessive inherited condition.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical
alternatives to hand surgery for epidermolysis bullosa.
with Hand Surgery for Epidermolysis Bullosa:
Hand 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.
Complications from Hand 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.