Laser doppler flow imaging of open lower leg fractures in an animal experimental model.

@article{Herzog2002LaserDF,
  title={Laser doppler flow imaging of open lower leg fractures in an animal experimental model.},
  author={L{\"u}der Herzog and Fanny Huber and P. J. Meeder and G. M. Muhr and John Buchholz},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={
          114-9
        }
}
PURPOSE Open lower leg fractures are frequently associated with severe soft tissue damage, followed by osteomyelitis. Using an animal experimental model, we investigated the effect of timing of coverage of a tibial fracture with a local muscle flap. METHODS 80 rabbits had a tibial fracture induced in a standardised fashion, which was stabilised by screw osteosynthesis. After 3 (group A; n=40) and 7 days (group B; n=40), respectively, the tissue defect was covered by a local gastrocnemius flap… CONTINUE READING

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