Back Reconstruction Workup

Updated: Sep 18, 2017
  • Author: Arvind N Padubidri, MD, MS, FRCS; Chief Editor: Jorge I de la Torre, MD, FACS  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

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  • Blood: Complete blood count and routine blood chemistry usually are required. In some specific situations, a complete metabolic profile, coagulation profile, and blood cultures may be indicated.
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Imaging Studies

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  • Radiograph
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Myelogram
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Histologic Findings

Perform biopsy on chronic nonhealing wounds to exclude the presence of squamous cell carcinoma (ie, Marjolin ulcer).

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