Free flaps as flow-through vascular conduits for simultaneous coverage and revascularization of the hand or digit.

@article{Brandt1996FreeFA,
  title={Free flaps as flow-through vascular conduits for simultaneous coverage and revascularization of the hand or digit.},
  author={Keith Brandt and Roger Karl Khouri and Joseph Upton},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={321-7}
}
In complex extremity injuries, which include volar skin loss and ischemic digits, simultaneous coverage and revascularization are required. In this series of 12 patients, free-tissue transfers were utilized to provide both soft tissue coverage and a flow-through arterial conduit for revascularization. Eleven cases involved the hand or digits, and one case involved the great toe. Six cases were performed for acute ischemia associated with traumatic soft-tissue loss. The remaining six flaps were… CONTINUE READING

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