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After your latissimus dorsi free flap: Self-care at home  
Abstract:  This handout gives self-care instructions to follow at home after having latissimus dorsi free flap surgery. This surgery is one way to fille a hole in either the upper or the lower jaw. It is often done to replace bone that has been removed in cancer treatment.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2011, November 1, 2011
UWMC Availability:  Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
General Topics:  Surgery; Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Specific Subject(s):  Self Care; Physical Therapy; Orofacial Surgery; Medication Information
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3920

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