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Pressure Ulcer Management / Reconstructive Plastic Surgery / Burn
Unique to the West Coast, the Pressure Ulcer Management (PUM), Reconstructive Plastic Surgery & Burn
Program at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center consists of a team of experts that
aggressively manages pressure ulcers, a potentially devastating disease that primarily occurs in patients that are bedridden or confined
to a wheelchair and burns. Our team of experts deal with the patient's total clinical picture to treat and
correct predisposing factors that contribute to the development of pressure ulcers and prevent
reoccurring ulcers. The program is a 25-bed unit serving patients with extensive pressure ulcers,
infected hips and heterotopic ossification of the hip joints and pelvis.
Our innovative approach uses complex reconstructive/plastic surgery and specific clinical
protocols to make this program well known nationally and internationally. The typical hospital stay
is approximately 8 weeks. This allows sufficient time to achieve patient goals and enhance the
quality of life for the long term. Post-operative protocols include the use of special beds, a
gradual sitting program, medications, range of motion therapy and other targeted interventions
(e.g., diet, dressings, and electrical stimulation).
Have surgery scheduled?
These documents will help you prepare for your surgery appointment:
Salah Rubayi, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S.
Keyianoosh Paydar, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Suzanne Quardt, M.D.
S. Allan Hurvitz, M.D.
Shahrouz Homayounpour, M.D.
Hamlet Baghoumian, M.D.
Warren L. Garner, M.D.
Chia B. Soo, M.D.
Robert Vega, P.A.-C
(562) 401-6247 (fax)
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
Department of Surgery - PUM, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery & Burn
7601 East Imperial Highway, JPI-3120
Downey, California 90242
Page last updated August 30, 2012
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