EWMA 2020, 18-19 Nov

EWMA 2019: Surgical Treatment of Chronic Wounds


In the interdisciplinary collaboration to reach the goal of ulcer healing, the surgeon plays an important role in creating the ideal environment for a wound to heal as well as by covering the wound with a flap, a graft or an artificial skin substitute. Vascular surgery can improve the wound bed dramatically, whereas especially in venous ulcers with lipodermatosclerosis shaving off the entire wound leads to excellent results. If the wound bed is adequate, plastic surgery can be an important measure to cover the wound more quickly, whereas different techniques of skin grafing or artificial skin can be interesting alternatives.

Thursday, 6 June 


Room: F4-5


Surgical techniques for ulcer healing 

Franco Bassetto, Italy

Clinic of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Padova University and Hospital, Italy

Surgery in non-healing leg ulcers

Hans Joachim Hermanns, Germany

Surgeon, Vascular surgery, Phlebology and Wound Care Expert

What supermicrosurgery can do to heal diabetic foot complex wounds

Joon Pio Hong, MD, PhD, MBA, South Korea

Department of Plastic Surgery

Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, South Korea

Covering the wound: Skin grafts vs. artificial skin

Heli Lagus, MD, Finland

Plastic surgeon, Chief physician of the Wound Center

HUS Helsinki University Hospital, Finland