Abdominal wall competence after free transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap harvest: a prospective study.

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A prospective study was designed to evaluate the possible changes in abdominal wall strength following free transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap surgery for breast reconstruction. Twenty-two patients were examined 1 day before surgery, and at 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively. Trunk muscle strength was measured by the same… (More)

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@article{Suominen1997AbdominalWC, title={Abdominal wall competence after free transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap harvest: a prospective study.}, author={Sinikka Hilkka Helena Suominen and Sirpa L Asko-Seljavaara and Jaana Maarit Kinnunen and P{\"a}ivi Sainio and Hannu Alaranta}, journal={Annals of plastic surgery}, year={1997}, volume={39 3}, pages={229-34} }