The Evolution of Free Vascularized Bone Transfer: A 40-Year Experience.


BACKGROUND The first successful free vascularized bone flap was performed on June 1, 1974 (and reported in 1975), using the fibula. This was followed by the iliac crest based on the superficial circumflex iliac artery in 1975 and then the deep circumflex iliac artery in 1978. METHODS A total of 384 transfers using fibula (n = 198), iliac crest (n = 180… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002040