Immediate closure of traumatic upper arm and forearm injuries with the latissimus dorsi island myocutaneous pedicle flap.

@article{Sadove1991ImmediateCO,
  title={Immediate closure of traumatic upper arm and forearm injuries with the latissimus dorsi island myocutaneous pedicle flap.},
  author={Richard C Sadove and Henry C. V{\'a}sconez and Keith Arthur and J W Draud and Rebecca C. Burgess},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={115-20}
}
This paper reports the authors' experience with latissimus dorsi island pedicle flaps in the acute treatment of massive arm injuries. Seven patients with upper arm injuries and four patients with forearm injuries were treated with latissimus dorsi pedicle flaps. All cases involved massive soft-tissue loss and open fractures. Primary healing of wounds occurred without complications in 10 of 11 patients; the eleventh developed a wound infection. There were no instances of flap loss or vascular… CONTINUE READING