Chest Wall Reconstruction
Dr. Sadik collaborates with Cardiothoracic Surgeons to address sternal wound infections after open heart procedures and chest wall defects after cancer removal. Methods used for chest wall reconstruction are:
Local/Regional Flaps – flaps consisting of skin/subcutaneous fat, skin/subcutaneous fat/muscle or only muscle or fat to gain soft tissue coverage in areas with severely damaged soft tissue or expected radiation.
Mesh – Biologic or alloplastic materials to span a defect or provide reinforcement along with soft tissue coverage.