Modeling oxygen transport in surgical tissue transfer.

  title={Modeling oxygen transport in surgical tissue transfer.},
  author={Anastasios Matzavinos and Chiu-Yen Kao and J E F Green and Alok Sutradhar and Michael V. Miller and Avner Friedman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={106 29},
Reconstructive microsurgery is a clinical technique used to transfer large amounts of a patient's tissue from one location used to another in order to restore physical deformities caused by trauma, tumors, or congenital abnormalities. The trend in this field is to transfer tissue using increasingly smaller blood vessels, which decreases problems associated with tissue harvest but increases the possibility that blood supply to the transferred tissue may not be adequate for healing. It would thus… CONTINUE READING