The venous flap

  title={The venous flap},
  author={Kartik G. Krishnan and H. Stuetzle and Washington Stock},
  journal={European Journal of Plastic Surgery},
Venous flaps are flaps vascularized through the venous network located within them; they can either be perfused by venous blood or by the rerouting of the arterial blood through the venous bed of the flap. Experimental research has been conducted on various animal models to study the viability, mechanism of survival, and perfusion physiology of venous flaps. Many surgeons have successfully used venous flaps clinically for emergency wound closure or in planned operations. They can be used with… CONTINUE READING