A survey of microvascular protocols for lower-extremity free tissue transfer I: perioperative anticoagulation.

@article{Xipoleas2007ASO,
  title={A survey of microvascular protocols for lower-extremity free tissue transfer I: perioperative anticoagulation.},
  author={George D. Xipoleas and Elie Levine and Lester Silver and Rebecca M. Koch and Peter James Taub},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={311-5}
}
Reconstruction of the lower extremity using free tissue transfer is performed throughout the country by numerous surgical teams. However, no established protocol exists for the use of anticoagulation in the perioperative period. The present study sought to analyze trends in current protocols regarding perioperative anticoagulation for lower-extremity free flap reconstruction. Members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons were surveyed with regard to their preferences for perioperative… CONTINUE READING

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