The concept of fillet flaps: classification, indications, and analysis of their clinical value.

@article{Kntscher2001TheCO,
  title={The concept of fillet flaps: classification, indications, and analysis of their clinical value.},
  author={Markus V K{\"u}ntscher and Detlev Erdmann and Heinz Herbert Homann and Hans Ulrich Steinau and Scott L Levin and Guenter K Germann},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={108 4},
  pages={885-96}
}
Tissue of amputated or nonsalvageable limbs may be used for reconstruction of complex defects resulting from tumor and trauma. This is the "spare parts" concept. By definition, fillet flaps are axial-pattern flaps that can function as composite-tissue transfers. They can be used as pedicled or free flaps and are a beneficial reconstruction strategy for major defects, provided there is tissue available adjacent to these defects.From 1988 to 1999, 104 fillet flap procedures were performed on 94… CONTINUE READING
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