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Tissue engineering provides new potential treatments for the repair of bone defects. Bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) represent an attractive cell source for therapeutic applications involving tissue engineering, although disadvantages, such as pain of harvest and low proliferation efficiency, are major limitations to the application of(More)
BACKGROUND Although the systemic administration of deferoxamine (DFO) is protective in experimental models of normal ischemic flap and diabetic wound, its effect on diabetic flap ischemia using a local injection remains unknown. OBJECTIVE To explore the feasibility of local injection of DFO to improve the survival of ischemic random skin flaps in(More)
BACKGROUND Soft tissue management around the lower third of the leg and foot presents a considerable challenge to the plastic surgeon. The aim of this research was to investigate the anatomical relationships of artery, nerve, vein and other adjacent structures in the posterolateral region of the calf, and our experience with using a distally based island(More)
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