Free flap transfer with microvascular anastomosis.


The development of the flap transfer technique in plastic and reconstructive surgery has evolved to the stage where free transplantation of a full-thickness skin flap, by means of microvascular anastomosis, has become posssible. For the first time in South Africa, a case is documented where such a free graft was used successfully to reconstruct a severe burn contracture of the neck. Experience with this and subsequent cases has taught valuable lessons about the procedure.

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@article{Visse1976FreeFT, title={Free flap transfer with microvascular anastomosis.}, author={Johanna Visse and D J Adendorff and Wynand Malherbe}, journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde}, year={1976}, volume={50 51}, pages={2026-31} }