Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:909–911 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0679-6 CASE REPORT A split latissimus dorsi/serratus anterior muscle flap used for traumatic wrist and forearm reconstruction Chuma J. Chike-Obi & Colton H. McNichols & Joshua Cox & Bauer Horton & Larry H. Hollier Jr. & Shayan Izaddoost Received: 1 October 2011 /Accepted: 12 December 2011 /Published online: 18 January 2012 Springer-Verlag 2012 Introduction 8 cm. The medial and lateral epicondyles of the elbow were exposed. A wrist defect measuring 11×5 cm with an exposed Injuries to the upper extremity are at the top of the list for metacarpal was also present (Fig. 1a–c). An angiogram of the injury-related visits to the emergency department . The patient's left arm revealed a patent radial artery terminating at complexity of these injuries varies, and the treatment of each the wrist level (Fig. 2a). The hand, however, was perfused by a requires individualized attention to ensure the best outcome single ulnar artery. X-rays demonstrated fractures at both the possible. While some injuries are isolated to one part of the wrist and elbow (Fig. 2b–c). extremity, often multiple areas of one extremity require The patient underwent serial washouts, placement of treatment. Here, we present a patient
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