Experiences with microsurgical tissue transfers in elderly patients.

@article{Ozkan2005ExperiencesWM,
  title={Experiences with microsurgical tissue transfers in elderly patients.},
  author={Omer Ozkan and Halil Ege Ozgentas and Kemal Islamoğlu and Neval Boztuğ and Z. Bigat and Mustafa Bahadir Dikici},
  journal={Microsurgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={390-5}
}
The combination of advances in microsurgery and the improvement of anesthetic management with increased understanding of the physiology of preoperative and postoperative care has significantly raised the upper age limit for free-flap transfer in elderly patients. Despite pessimistic opinions regarding elderly patients who have poor recovery potential and decreased physiological reserves, the unique feature of free-tissue transfer is that it allows the transfer of well-vascularized tissue to… CONTINUE READING

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