The pros and cons of distant pedicled flaps for upper extremity trauma reconstruction in the era of microvascular surgery

@article{Graft2004ThePA,
  title={The pros and cons of distant pedicled flaps for upper extremity trauma reconstruction in the era of microvascular surgery},
  author={P. Graft and H. U. Steinau and Giulio Ingianni and E. Biemer},
  journal={European Journal of Plastic Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={288-293}
}
Nineteen distant pedicled flaps, performed during 1989 for posttraumatic upper extremity soft tissue defect cover were reviewed. The pros and cons of distant pedicled flaps were examined with respect to the alternative treatment; namely, free microvascular tissue transfer. The main points considered were the traumatic defect, the donor site and particular… CONTINUE READING