A simple method for predicting survival of pedicled skin flaps before completely raising them

BACKGROUND Pedicled skin and fasciocutaneous flaps are commonly used in plastic surgery. Once such a flap is completely raised on its pedicle it becomes defenceless against any possible necrosis. AIM To use a simple method for raising such a flap in a manner that can predict the vascularity better, offering additional protection against necrosis… CONTINUE READING