I was told by a nurse to let the MD know when a patients wound was ready for a muscle flap. the patient has bilateral isch tub wounds on a wound vac. they are doing well, and progressing wonderfully. How, or what criteria am I supposed to look at to let the md know that this patient is ready for muscle flap surgery on these wounds?
I really do not know how that surgery will work for this patient, but what do I look for ...or what other information do you need from me to help me determine this for the md? I work in a LTC facility and the MD does not want to see him until ready for muscle flap surgery? what do I do?