Sensory restoration of the skin graft on a free muscle flap: experimental rabbit study.

@article{Hattori2001SensoryRO,
  title={Sensory restoration of the skin graft on a free muscle flap: experimental rabbit study.},
  author={Yasunori Hattori and David Chuang and Ching Lan},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={132-40}
}
Transplantation of a muscle flap with free skin graft for wound coverage is a common procedure in reconstructive microsurgery. However, the grafted skin has little or no sensation. Restoration of the sensibility of the grafted skin on the transferred muscle is critically important, especially in palmar hand, plantar foot, heel, and oral cavity reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possibility of sensory restoration of the grafted skin on a trimmed muscle surface that… CONTINUE READING