Photoelectric Oscillometry I. Physiological and Technical Study Factors in the Measurement of Skin Circulation
AbstractWithin the field of plastic surgery there is great need for a practical and reliable method of determining skin flap circulation in connection with construction and transplanting of flaps. Such a method is also of great value in the determination of vitality of traumatic skin flaps. Earlier methods cannot usually be said to be practical. The author reviews the underlying principles of photoelectric methods and points a number of physiological and technical factors which affect measurement results. A standardized application of a photoelectric study method is described. Standardization is essential if reproducible and comparative results are to be obtained.