Compromised wound healing in cranio-maxillo-facial surgery is a threat to the patient’s rehabilitation. Therapy of chronic and/or infected wounds is time- and cost-consuming, burdensome and occasionally futile. Cold atmospheric plasma is a new approach that promises to overcome these limitations. The aim of this proof-of-concept study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of cold plasma irradiation in patients with impaired wound healing who are refractory to conservative wound therapy and/or revision surgery.

Keywords: Free fibula flap, Cold atmospheric plasma, Wound healing disorders